Re: Learning Visual Basic -- A Good Idea?

Subject: Re: Learning Visual Basic -- A Good Idea?
From: "Horn, Matthew" <Matthew -dot- Horn -at- TFN -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 13:59:38 -0500

Learning VB is a great addition to your skills because with it you can:
* Identify with programmers (talk their language -- say "control" instead of
"drop down thingy")
* Design user interfaces -- by doing this yourself you could help introduce
actual user-friendliness to the interface without giving the programmers
more work
* Become more familiar with how to insert online help hooks/refs in the code
* Learn the ins and outs of event-driven oo programming -- never a bad thing

21 days is a realistic time frame to get you creating simple applications
and building windows and asking good questions. Trust me, programmers like
when you ask them how to do something in Visual Basic more than they when
you ask them how to do something with the software THEY wrote.

-----Original Message-----
From: Layna Andersen [mailto:laynaa -at- CARECOMPUTER -dot- COM]
Sent: Friday, March 05, 1999 5:49 AM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Learning Visual Basic -- A Good Idea?


I'm a semi-newbie (8 months) tech writer in the Seattle area,
at my first job, documenting health care software (and loving it,
incidentally -- it sure beats word-processing). A programmer,
about to depart for a new job, suggested that I should learn
Visual Basic -- said I could pick it up easily if I can use Visio
(which I can), could in fact learn it from a book in 21 days. Is
this realistic? Would it increase my value and marketability as
a tech writer in good proportion to the effort expended learning
it? I have no plans to go anywhere anytime soon, but who
knows what future years may hold...

Layna Andersen

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