Microsoft WSH and VBScript Programming for the Absolute Beginner / Edition 2

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"Microsoft WSH and VBScript for the Absolute Beginner, Second Edition," fills the need for a beginner level text on the WSH programming environment and the VBScript scripting language, and is a follow up to the best selling first edition. In recent years, programming has experienced a surge unlike any other technical skill, due to both advancements in technology and the declining cost of computer hardware and software. This boom has created a need for more programmers. Targeted at the entry-level reader with little, if any, previous programming or scripting experience, the book provides beginner level programming instruction using WSH and VBScript as a foundation. "Microsoft WSH and VBScript for the Absolute Beginner, Second Edition," uses a games-based instructional approach and also provides real-world examples in the form of notes placed throughout the book, making programming accessible, simple, and fun. The book provides a programming foundation which the reader can build on by learning more programming languages and more complex scripts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592007318
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/18/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 510
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and an IT professional with over 21 years of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. He is the author of 36 books and co-author of two additional books. His published works include Ajax Programming for the Absolute Beginner ; HTML, XHTML, and CSS for the Absolute Beginner ; XNA 3.1 Game Development for Teens ; Scratch Programming for Teens ; and Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Programming for the Absolute Beginner. Ford has a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has over five years of experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology.
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Table of Contents

PART I Introducing the WSH and VBScript Chapter 1 Getting Started with the WSH and VBScript Chapter 2 Overview of the Windows Script Host PART II Learning VBScript & WSH Scripting Chapter 3 VBScript Basics Chapter 4 Constants,Variables, and Arrays Chapter 5 Conditional Logic Chapter 6 Processing Collections of Data Chapter 7 Using Procedures to Organize Scripts PART III Advanced Topics Chapter 8 Storing and Retrieving Data Chapter 9 Handling Script Errors Chapter 10 Using the Windows Registry to Configure Script Settings Chapter 11 Working with Built-In VBScript Objects Chapter 12 Combining Different Scripting Languages PART IV Appendices Appendix A WSH Administrative Scripting Appendix B Built-In VBScript Functions Appendix C Whats on the Companion Web Site? Appendix D What Next? .
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2005

    Only book that worked for me

    This was the first programming/scripting book that I've ever made it through. Normally I get either bored or discouraged but this book breaks it down from the beginning and keeps it interesting by having the learner create games. In the past I've (casually) tried learning Java, Javascript, Perl and even VBScript but not until I used this book has it made complete sense while learning. Some of the examples near the end are tedious to type out but you can download the scripts and tweak them while learning. I've written my own scripts for system administration even though I'm just a beginner and I reference this book daily. I'd say if you want a nice transition into programming, especially for automating Windows tasks, this is a good way to go.

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