Thank you all for your help. These skills are a small part of the job,
but a vital one. I will find out more information about the job. Thank
you for your time!
From: Al Dunbar [mailto:AlanDrub@xxxxxx]
Posted At: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:47 PM
Posted To: microsoft.public.scripting.vbscript
Conversation: Leaning vbscript
Subject: Re: Leaning vbscript
"Shawn Skonberg" <jerky@xxxxxx> wrote in message
A job opportunity has come up for me and I need to learn VB.
==> wrong newsgroup, VB is not a scripting language...
Actually from what the person said they are using VB script with a
==> VB script - would that be a scripting facility of the VB language?
you mean VBScript (all one word)?
I guess my questions are.
1. What is a good book to learn this?
to learn what - the vbscript language, how to use vbscript in a web page
(client side), how to use vbscript in a web page (server side), or what?
2. Is VB scripting into a website normal practice?
developing websites that make use of vbscript is something that is done,
it is not likely "normal practice" (whatever that means) on the
world-side-web, because vbscript is not supported by every browser
in environments where the technichological directions are mandated and
required the use of a popular vbscriptable browser (IE). Yet some will
suggest that that may not be the best choice.
3. Any suggestions for learning this?
Well, first you need to figure out specifically what aspect(s) of
this company is interested in. Once that has been done, yes, you
could become an expert they would want to hire ahead of anyone else that
might be available - but this might take some time.
I'd suggest that if they are looking for a scripting expert and you are
starting from a very low level of understanding in this area, you are
likely going to be of interest to them. If the scripting bit is just a
and if your already developed other skills will attract their interest,
apply and tell them you are interested in scripting, and have started to
research what it is you need to know. But, dude, you have not even found
surface to scratch let alone scratched it yet.
But, if you decide to pursue this, here are some references:
There are a lot of good books out there, but most of them zero in on a
particular area of application. You could get an excellent book on
administration scripting, but this would tell you virtually nothing
scripting a web page - or vice-versa.