I remembered Paul Vick (VB team) spoke to Scott end of 2008 – and as part of that Paul mentioned four interesting metrics.

  • Visual Basic is the #1 .NET language (as reported by Forrester Research)
  • Visual Basic is the #1 downloaded and #1 registered Express Edition (topping the #2 position by 20%)
  • Visual Basic is the #1 MSDN language dev center and blog in terms of traffic
  • The Visual Basic Team blog is in the top 1% in readership of all MS bloggers

I am not surprised – but I was curious about the situation in the UK. I finally found some numbers. Yep – Visual Basic 2008 Express (and 2005 for that matter) is also #1 in the UK. Way to go!