Meadowlark: Sheffield based computer consultancy

Programming languages we use:

Visual Basic (VB)

Visual Basic is the great enabling technology of Microsoft Windows, and Windows would be nothing without it.

Visual Basic is a powerful programming language that provides comprehensive access to the Windows API. As such there is little that you cannot achieve (from a windows application point of view) with VB.

VB is the language of the Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft Access for example is programmed in VB.

We use VB with every Microsoft Access application that we produce.

What you can expect from computer hardware in the future?

1. Smaller faster, cheaper, lighter computers for the desktop.  They will be no larger than a DVD drive.  They will be silent, and run free software, and much of this will be web based.  They will use solid state disks, and large quantities of cheap memory.

2. More powerful mobile phones will largely replace traditional PCs.  The screens of mobiles will occupy as much of the phone as physicallly possible.  "Soft buttons will have largely replaced mechanical buttons in top of the range phones.

3. Sophisticated screen display technology will be available that will allow us to use bigger computer monitors in smaller less likely workplaces.

4. Micro-factories: places of work no bigger than a loft extension, where budding entrepreneurs labour in their free time "printing" products with 3D printers and selling their wares by the internet.