The World of Scripting Languages / Edition 1

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Programming Languages/Web Programming The World of Scripting Languages David Barron The explosive growth of Internet applications has seen a corresponding growth in the use and development of scripting languages. Their power and flexibility enables even nonexpert programmers to prototype graphical user interfaces more rapidly, end to develop sophisticated Web-based applications. This book provides an authoritative survey of the most important scripting languages and illustrates their capabilities in a variety of domains. Highlights of the book include
* An in-depth look at open-source scripting in Peri and Tcl/Tk
* A comparison of Web- and Windows-based languages such as JavaScript, Visual Basic, VBA and VBScript
* A survey of approaches to scripting with object models including Web clients and servers, Dynamic HTML and the DOM
* A detailed look at scripting in the Microsoft Windows environment, including ActiveX controls, scripting Word and Excel with VBA, and scripting Windows itself with VBScript
The World of Scripting Languages will be an ideal tutorial for Web developers and application programmers wishing to broaden their skill set, and also provides a toolkit of examples for students taking programming languages courses that focus on scripting.

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"…it makes a decent introduction to the concept of scripting languages…" (Functional Programming, July 2003)
The title refers not to thespian scripts, but to Web- and Windows- based languages used for Internet applications. After overviewing programming for this domain, Barron (computer science, U. of Southampton, UK) surveys and compares the capabilities of such languages as Perl, JavaScript, Visual Basic, VBA, and VBScript; discusses scripting with clients and servers; explores the Microsoft scripting model; and ties up loose ends about scripting's evolution. Includes annotated resources. Indexed by subject and scripting program. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents


Introduction to Scripts and Scripting.


Getting the Job Done in Perl.

Advanced Perl.


Advanced Tcl.


Visual Basic and VBA.

Advanced Visual Basic.




Scripting Web Clients and Servers.

Dynamic HTML and the DOM.


Scripting Microsoft Office.

The Microsoft Scripting Runtime Library.

The Windows Script Host and the Script Control.


Loose Ends.




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