As someone new to KM and very new to scripting, I appreciate the multiple approaches to solving problems, and the value of this forum for me lies in exactly that, but I'm not sure if I can ever use KM to its full potential.
For instance, in the KM macro to convert URL contents to PDF that I requested for help and @JMichaelTX so graciously figured out a solution, my follow up question was whether the desired result could've been reached without the use of any scripting, since I do not know any.
The issue for me though is that when solutions that are provided that use scripting of any sort, I feel extremely uneasy about the simple fact that I'm not using KM to its potential and that I need to have some sort of CS background to make it do any meaningful work. As you can imagine, this isn't the best way to appreciate the power that lies within KM. For someone starting out with KM, this complexity might be a reason enough to not tinker or work with it and may be off-putting.
All that being said, I have a small suggestion:
Would it be possible to put together a wiki list of resources that can guide folks to recommended sources of learning the various scripting languages? I'm sure this would be extremely useful and we'll have a growing repository of tried and trusted resources. At least that way for people like me who are willing to learn and tinker, we know exactly where to go to seek help in the future.