Hello everyone. I'm a new member here, and I just wanted to introduce myself and say Howdy. I started programming in QuickBASIC back in the late '80s. I fell in love with it in no time, probably because it was so easy to use. It introduced me to the more serious world of compilers and structured/modular code, plus the IDE was so nice and fast and allowed you to become productive quickly. I have dabbled in other languages before (like Turbo Pascal, C, Java, and C++ in college), but different dialects of BASIC have always been my favorite -- including PowerBASIC (for DOS), VB, REALbasic, and Emergence BASIC by Ionic Wind Software. And I think I will always have a special place in my heart for good ol' QB.
Another motive for me joining this site is my desire to share some of the better QB programs that I've written in the past. I plan on uploading them soon, and when I do, I'll notify everyone (they're mostly games). I know that QB is DOS-based, essentially "obsolete," and is very, very slowly being phased out, but I think we can all agree that those of us who have had so much fun with the language still like to keep it somewhat alive.