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Old June 4th, 2003, 02:12 AM
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I didn't find any VB general discussion forums so I will post this question here. I was just wondering how do know your current level of competency in VB? I am using VB for 4 yrs now doing mainly VB + ADO + SQL and database applications but I don't know if I am still a beginner or an intermediate. If you are a MCP in Visual Basic does it necessarily mean you're a pro in VB? Some time ago I was doing a job search on the net and I read no code cutters wanted. Well I guess I am one cause I am always looking for new stuff in books, in forums and MSDN and applying what I've learn cause I can't get everything in my head. Any answer please. Thnx.
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Good Morning,
Sorry I really don't have an answer for you. I have been doing it myself for three years now, I'm no where near the expertise that you seemed to have achieved. I am home schooled in VB so far. I know a lot of the basics. However there are a few things that I don't understand yet. But that's why I'm here. Good luck hope you get an answer soon.:D

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Am sure you are a pro, I bin developing in VB for 3 months and already a pro... ;) if only
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I'm pretty sure you are. I've been working for 2.5 year as a vb programmer. I've been working with VB, ADO, SQL, and COM/MTS and I consider myself as a Pro. Ask yourself these two questions; Can you solve any problem with VB? Are your solutions efficient? I think if you say yes to both questions, you are.

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TECHNICALLY, I would say if you've SOLD a program (or wrote a program for your workplace) then you are a professional, other wise you'd be an amateur. (just like figure skating...lol)

however, IMHO if you have written a program that is is use by someone and is more than a simple "Hello World" then I would rate you as a pro...

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Hrm..I've been programming with visual basic for going on 6 years. But I rarely use it. Probably every 5 projects it comes up. I bounce between borland builder for delphi & C and Visual basic. It just depends on your needs. Visual basic is fast...very very fast, and on my team at work, noone else knows it. So if I have an assignment that is just me, no cooperative programming, I will always go for VB, it's simply faster. Less time for the same outcome in almost every scenario. The most time-consuming project ever was a database related program designed to handle time-management & payroll, along with other employee-management related functions for a state agency here. The core of it all was what you mentioned working with, ADO to interact with multiple SQL servers. So yes, it's safe to consider yourself a pro, in 6 years that's the longest project yet..of course it had alot of sub elements, but it all operated around a database I used ADO to interact with.
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