Linked by Ritesh Kumar on Thu 13th May 2004 19:31 UTC
General Development In recent years "scripting languages" are becoming a path which is a must go for rapid application development. The open source community has seen many scripting language implementations. Some really popular and good ones available are perl and python.
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Rhino and Javascript
by Someone on Fri 14th May 2004 03:34 UTC

Thought I would mention javascript here as well. Javascript is a rather suprising language that has been tainted by different support in browsers.

Recently used Rhino (from Netscape) in a Java project and was pleasantly surprised by it.

Mixing Javascript and Java in one project clearly highlighted the advantages of scripting languages. The Javascript elements were simpler without all the casting and error handling. I wouldn't want to do the entire project in javascript but I really want to integrate Rhino with every other project I am working on.

It seems to me that Perl epitomised the scripting approach with it's "just works" and "gets the job done" "quickly and easy" philosphies. Something that most high level languages (in particular Java) have certainly forgotten.