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VBScript Programmer's Reference

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2006

    Excellent Resource

    I have found this book very useful and an excellent resource. I would recommend it highly to anybody writing VBScript code.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2005

    This one will not waste your $$$$..

    How many books have you bought sight unseen that have failed your expectations and wasted your money? This book has it all. Great descriptions and in depth on every subject as well as shorthand appendixes that may be all that is really needed for an experienced programmer. The name of this book tells it like it is. If this were the only vbscript book in your library it would fill the niche admirably. I have only one improvement recomendation: In the shorthand appendixes of functions keywords et al It would have been nice to have bold emphasized fonts for the command or keyword etc. Easier to find pertinate info is all. I went through the appendix with a highlight pen to make it a better reference for fast lookups. This book is worth every red (as in copper) cent or more put forth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2004

    for browsers

    Perhaps the most common use of VBScript is for client side scripting for browsers. Given IE's 90%+ dominance of this market, and that it supports only VBScript and JScript, you can well see the need for a book like this one. The authors point out that VBScript has broadly equivalent functionality to JavaScript and JScript. It makes sense to choose VBScript or JScript over JavaScript if you are coding to browsers. But why VBScript over JScript? The book suggests that if you are hailing from a VB background, then the transition to VBScript can be relatively painless. Helped of course by these authors. Hopefully, you should not have too much trouble with VBScript, whatever your background. It is a simpler language than C++, Java or C#. Plus, the style of the typical problem tackled in the book is such that a program of 100 lines or less usually suffices. You may not notice it, but such choices of problems are strategic. If solutions were thousands of lines long, then stronger procedural or object oriented techniques would be useful, leading to other languages.

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