At DDA, we program in many different scripting languages and we try to stay on top of learning the latest programming language, or we inherit source code and have to learn a new language. In classic asp, an interpreted language, the most common language used for programming is Visual Basic Scripting Edition or commonly known as VBScript. VBScript, which has a history of being a client-side language, and is most frequently used today as a server-side language, is built upon the language BASIC (Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code).

When I was a sophomore in high school, the starting computer language was QBASIC for students that wanted to take an interest in computer programming. Some of the syntax is the same. For example, the classic conditional statement, “IF THEN ELSE END IF” is still the same. Also, the, “DO LOOP” and “WHILE LOOP” are the same. The comparison operator and assignment operator are the same, which is the equals sign.