RE: Is Java a good class to take for technical writing ?

Subject: RE: Is Java a good class to take for technical writing ?
From: "Brady, Joy" <JBrady -at- alldata -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L, a list for all technical communication issues" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>, "'Chris Fitzgerald'" <chrisfitztex -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 17:05:20 -0400

If you are thinking about using these languages for web page
development, I would recommend javaSCRIPT instead. It is not the same thing,
but it IS the scripting language used, along with Vbscript, most often for
web pages. (A lot of those buttons on web pages that glow when your cursor
slides over them, pop-up windows, etc. are done with javascript).

A lot of folks think javascript is a subset of java, but it
really isn't quite. And java's a lot to take on if you're remaining a
technical writer. O'Reilly publishes a wonderful javascript reference guide,
and <> would be a nice start
for learning javascript. This will save you a lot of $$ also.
Joy M. Brady
Sr. Technical Writer/Retail Systems Documentation (CAD4A)
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From: Chris Fitzgerald
[SMTP:chrisfitztex -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, August 30, 1999 15:01
To: TECHWR-L, a list for all technical
communication issues
Subject: [techwr-l] Is Java a good class to
take for technical writing?

Hi! I have a question to the list; I'm taking a
class as well as a Visual Basic programming class.
They are
fascinating, but my Java professor is quite the
expert but not a
very good instructor (to put it mildly).
There are a million and one classes to take, so I
wanted to
check since I'm having second thoughts about this
class. Also,
I am starting my academic teaching year,next week,
and am going
to write a newsletter directed at teachers. It will
consist of professional development facts and
upcoming events.
So dropping the class may afford me more time to
anyway. Just wanted to check with the list, because
you are the
ones who will know if Java is a good skill to know
in your job.
Any advice would be appreciated. Have a great week

Chris Fitzgerald
<chrisfitztex -at- yahoo -dot- com


5805 Oak Bend Lane #409
Agoura, CA 91301
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