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Old March 30th, 2009, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
Possibly a hail mary pa$$ to appeal to those millions of VB holdouts at the expense of the hundreds of thousands of C#ers.
I may be whistling in the dark here, but based on my knowledge of the project, I honestly do not think this was a monetary ($$) decision. I think it was a "you're the author, do it the best way you know how" decision. Chris's strong preference for Basic (and disdain of C#) is well known; he's written about it on his blog more than once. I just think they figured they'd get a better book out of him if they let him write the book the way he wanted.

Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
I wonder, getting back to your Coding Horror reference, How many of the Wrox/Wiley books do get translated and published into non English languages; and what those other languages are?
I don't know, but I believe the Polish gentleman in the blog post was referring to Microsoft documentation in particular. The MSDN is already published in many languages, including Polish, but many of the localization efforts have been somewhat spotty, and in many cases important things have been lost in translation. I think this is why this person, and many like him, prefer to bypass those pitfalls and read the MSDN in its original language.
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