Software development hasn’t really changed that much over time – we still need to pump out customised software at a break-neck speed. Back in the late 90’s, Visual Basic was my tool of choice for this, as it had an extremely rapid development cycle and great tooling from Microsoft. The alternative was writing stuff in C++ that required much arcane knowledge of the Win32 API, and while execution was fast it was generally difficult to use. VB6 in particular was a work-horse when it came to making customers happy, quickly.