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Scripting Languages

Scripting languages are programming languages that control an application. Scripts can execute independent of any other application. They are mostly embedded in the application that they control and are used to automate frequently executed tasks like communicating with external programs.

AppleScript

It is a scripting language that is built into the Mac OS.

Awk

Awk was born in the Bell Labs in the 1970s. It is used for processing text-based data in data streams and files and uses the string datatype, arrays and regular expressions.

BeanShell

It is a java scripting language that is syntactically similar to Java and runs on the Java Runtime Environment along with scripting commands and syntax.

ColdFusion

It is an application server and software development framework that comes with an associated scripting language known as ColdFusion Markup Language. It is known as CFML and is similar to HTML in terms of its syntax.

ECMAScript

It is a scripting language from the Ecma International specification. It is widely used on the web. ActionScript that is used in the development of websites and database applications is based on ECMAScript. DMDScript scripting language is the Digital Mars ECMAScript engine. ECMAScript for XML extends ECMAScript by adding XML support to it. JavaScript is used for web development at the client's side. It is a weakly typed, prototype-based dynamic language. Jscript is another dialect of ECMAScript, which is Microsoft-based. Both these dialects are widely used in web development.

F-Script

It is an object-oriented scripting language that is closely similar to Smalltalk with an additional feature of array programming.

JASS

It is an event-driven scripting language that provides the programmers with an extensive API.

Maya Embedded Language

Abbreviated as MEL, it is a scripting language that is used to support tasks on the Maya software. Its syntax resembles that of Perl.

Mondrian

This scripting language is aimed for Internet use and is looked upon as being a combination of Haskell and Java.

PHP

PHP is one of the very popularly used general purpose scripting languages. It is developed for creating dynamic web pages and supports a command line interface capability.

Revolution

It is a rapid application development language that is based on HyperTalk. It is a cross-platform language that supports dynamic typing.

Tcl

It is a scripting language, which is believed to be easy to learn. It is used for rapid prototyping and has found utility in embedded systems.

VBScript

It is an active scripting language that Microsoft developed as a variation of Microsoft Visual Basic. VBScript is a default component with each of the Desktop releases of Microsoft Windows.

Windows PowerShell

It is Microsoft's command line shell and a scripting language. Released in 2006, it is available with Windows XP, Windows Vista as also with Windows Server 3003 and Windows Server 2008. It works in collaboration with Microsoft .NET Framework by means of executables, forms of standalone applications, regular .NET classes, cmdlets that are specialized .NET classes and scripts, the compositions of cmdlets and imperative logic.