VBScript best practices

by Jeremy Saunders on December 6, 2008

If you can’t tell by now, I love scripting and coding :) There is nothing you can’t achieve, and no problem that cannot be resolved. But there is an art to doing it right. I start by drawing up an N-S (Nassi-Shneiderman) diagram or flow chart, and then writing it up in pseudocode, which allows me to focus on the logic of the program without being distracted by details of language syntax. I choose to write VBScript because then it can then be maintained by colleagues and customers. Although now I’m starting to get into PowerShell, which is fast becoming the defacto standard. When I write a script I try and abide by several golden rules. Rob Haupt has explained them perfectly in his blog titled My five VBScript ‘best practices’. I believe that there is no point doing things half hearted. So do it properly or don’t do it at all!

Jeremy Saunders

Jeremy Saunders

Independent Consultant | Contractor | Microsoft & Citrix Specialist | Desktop Virtualization Specialist at J House Consulting
Jeremy is a highly respected, IT geek, with over 28 years’ experience in the industry. He is an independent IT consultant providing expertise to enterprise, corporate, higher education and government clients. His skill set, high ethical standards, integrity, morals and attention to detail, coupled with his friendly nature and exceptional design and problem solving skills, makes him one of the most highly respected and sought after Microsoft and Citrix technical resources in Australia. His alignment with industry and vendor best practices puts him amongst the leaders of his field.
Jeremy Saunders
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