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How good is the market for Macros

Vijay Srikanth
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Joined: Aug 12, 2004
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Hi guys.
Just out of a project containing hardcore macro programming.
Found it very very tough, believe me.
Can anyone tell me how good the software market is for people
who can program macros very well.

just for my information
K Riaz
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Joined: Jan 08, 2005
Posts: 375
What kind of macros? Are we talking VBA macros?
Vijay Srikanth
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Joined: Aug 12, 2004
Posts: 74
Yes
VBA Macros. And hey Take my word. They are damn difficult to program
K Riaz
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I know financial institutions use Excel and VBA alot, but you should probably do a search for "vba" in a job search website to see what it gives. I did a search at jobserve and it gave 450+ results back, mostly for finance companies. But I wouldn't base my whole career around it, unless you come from a VB background.
peter wooster
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
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Originally posted by Vijay Srikanth:
Hi guys.
Just out of a project containing hardcore macro programming.
Found it very very tough, believe me.
Can anyone tell me how good the software market is for people
who can program macros very well.

just for my information


Microsoft has been moving Office Macro programming into the mainstream of VB for many years. VBA is similar to VB6, which is now viewed as legacy, MS recommends that you use PIAs (Office XP Primary Interoperability Assemblies) to do your Office enhancements using .NET.

So I suspect the VB Macro business doesn't have a very good future, unless you are using .NET.
Tim Holloway
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One of the managers at my previous employer LOVED VB programmers. "They're a dime a dozen" quoth he.


Customer surveys are for companies who didn't pay proper attention to begin with.
 
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