asp + Visual Basic + Microsoft Networks

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by tomoisyourgod, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. tomoisyourgod macrumors regular

    May 3, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    I got an email from a job agency - wondering if I'd be interested in a 'innovative bluechip company' based south of Manchester.

    11 jobs, all wanting Microsoft SQL Server,, Visual Basic.

    It also claims a "Microsoft Certified Expert" would be "to advantage".

    Visual Basic isn't a real programming language - there is no point in it. It's awful.

    What's a "Microsoft Certified Expert"? I immediately think someone who can send an email using Outlook, or being able to do a 'really big complex relational database in Access'.

    I've always been under the impression that UNIX type servers are what real companies use...

    What's the script with all this?? I'm puzzled... surely these so-called big companies can't seriously be using Microsoft Products???
  2. JamboUK macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2007
    You are kidding - right? You surely aren't under estimating Microsofts hold in the business market???

    On the note about Microsoft Certified Expert - the qualifications mean far more than you imagine..... I suggest you Google for more information to avoid appearing so niave in future.
  3. dricci macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2001
    Lots of companies use Microsoft products. Take a look at craigslists - There's still almost daily posts for Visual Basic 6 developers (which came out around the launch of Windows 98) because a lot of companies have mission-critical systems which are based on really old code. Microsoft offers a lot of tools that make ti easy to do certain tasks. We can argue all day whether or not they're the best method possible - but the fact that Microsoft is as large as they are should indicate to you that people use their products :)

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