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  June 2011 - ASP Classic Edition Year 13 Issue 6  
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Windows Users topic:
A Quick Look at Firefox 4
by Eric Prestwood

Firefox 4; A look at some of the interesting new developments and improvements in Mozilla's newest release of their web browser, Firefox. Firefox 4 was just recently released a few months back and there are several new and interesting features to be had in Mozilla's newest version. Let's go ahead and take a quick look at what they've delivered.

Technical Writing topic (classic post):
API Documentation Survey Results
by Peter Gruenbaum

In a perfect world, API documentation would contain clear, complete instructions on everything that developers need to know to use your platform. In reality, organizations have limited time and budget to create API documentation, and so organizations need to prioritize to create documentation that is most useful to the people who will use it.

SDK Bridge set out to find out what is most important to the people who use APIs by sending out a survey and asking them. We found, not surprisingly, that many thought that documentation could be better. When asked to rate quantitatively, people rated overviews, sample code, and API references the highest, followed closely by tutorials. When asked for open-ended comments, a large percentage mentioned working sample code as helpful, and an equally high percentage mentioned how important it is that documentation be complete and accurate. Two other important factors that were mentioned by several respondants are (1) it is very helpful to explain why you would use something in addition to how you use it and (2) completeness and accuracy are critical.

Prestwood IT Events topic (classic post):
Join Mike Prestwood at BPN Networking Group

Are you a business professional? Looking for new customers? Join Mike Prestwood as his guest at his business networking group.

Businss Professionals Network (BPN) is for business professionals who are looking to exchange business ideas and gain new customers. Join Mike Prestwood as his guest at the next BPN meeting. This event is open to all business professionals. Please feel free to come to a meeting (just show up), or, even better, give Mike Prestwood a call at 916-726-5675 x205 and let him know you'll be coming.

Prestwood IT Events topic (classic post):
6/29/11 - Prestwood IT @ Joint Chambers Mixer

On Wednesday June 29th, visit Prestwood IT at the multi-chamber event. Stop by our table top display to network with us, talk about technology, website design, internet advertising, or job opportunities.

  • 5:30 pm to 7 pm
  • North Ridge Country Club, 7600 Madison Avenue (in Fair Oaks)
Joint 4 Chamber Business Mixer:
  • Carmichael Chamber
  • Citrus Heights Regional Chamber
  • Fair Oaks Chamber
  • Orangevale Chamber

Prestwood IT Events topic:
Prestwood IT Summer 2011 Event Schedule

Calendar of events for Prestwood IT including marketing and speaking events.

  • Mike on Fox40 News
  • Street Events/Placer Fair
  • BPN

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Visit our Facebook events calendar for a complete list of public events. Come see us!

Prestwood IT Events topic:
Mike Prestwood on Fox 40 News

Think about your computer and what's on there. Pictures? Videos? Contacts? Tax information? Work files?

Original air date: 5/17/2011.

American I.T. workforce topic:
Sharpening your skills - A short story
by Ramesh R
Here is a short story about a woodcutter and his job. From this job, we have lot of learnings that implies to our career and sharpening our skills. Such examples in life are very important for shaping our career. Enjoy the short story.

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Language Basics topic (classic post):
Clear Application and Session Variables Using ASP classic
by Mike Prestwood

Use Application.Contents.RemoveAll and Session.Contents.RemoveAll

Tool Basics topic (classic post):
A 10 Minute ASP Classic Quick Start
by Mike Prestwood

An example of using ASP's Response.Write and creating functions.

 Monthly ASP Classic Lesson
Language Details Topic:
Code Snippet of the Month

Use the scriptiing dictionary object which is available on later versions of ASP Classic (all still commonly in use). Both Access VBA and VB Classic use a collection for this but collections are not supported in ASP Classic.

Dim StateList
Set StateList = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")

StateList.Add "CA", "California"
StateList.Add "NV", "Nevada" 
Response.Write "I live in " & StateList.Item("CA")
Dim StateList
set StateList = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")

StateList.Add "CA", "California"
StateList.Add "NV", "Nevada"
Response.Write "I live in " & StateList.Item("CA")

ASP Classic Topic:
Documented Error of the Month: error '80020009'
Error: error '80020009' YourPage.asp, line xxxx

You are trying to reference a field of a RecordSet that has no records or the RecordSet you are using does not contain the field. You may need to add something like...

If Not MyRS.EOF Then
	SomeVar = MyRS.Fields("TheField")
End If

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ASP Classic Topic:
Resource Link of the Month: 4 Guys from Rolla

Very popular ASP Classic and now ASP.Net website.

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