Server Side Scripting Languages {Comments Off on Server Side Scripting Languages}

by Han C
My article is written by a columnist, Gary Roberts, who compare and contrasts the most popular scripting languages used to create dynamic service oriented web sites. He discusses how server-side scripting can be implemented and the software architectures involved. The comparison touches on the balance between security, productivity and service concerns. LAMP, a Linux based server running Apache, MySQL, and PHP or Perl, would ultimately require an “significant investment in knowledge acquisition.” On the other hand, Microsoft IIS, active server pages would be “the path of least resistance” because ASP would be easier to learn when compared to PHP or Perl. This is not to be confused with ASP.NET, which is a bit more difficult to learn but would be valuable to learn if you were to pursue a sizable project. The author selects Cold Fusion as his language of choice based on the ability for it to run on Microsoft, Linux, and Unix systems. In addition, it is considerably easy to learn. Ultimately, the choice of a server-side scripting language would be ranked by taking into consideration of cost, convenience, and ability to adopt or implement the technology. read more...

The Paradigm of Service {Comments Off on The Paradigm of Service}

by James C

The IS job market has expanded to include many server-side languages. With the emergence of architectures that are centered on service-orientation, students are now implicitly required to obtain a more well-rounded intelligence of these types of languages. In this paper a pedagogy of courses is outlined to suggest a better approach to arming students with a better understanding of the needs that are required for the evolving job market. It not only reflects on the traditional methods used but also aims to improve them. In its detailed descriptions the paper provides an improved approach to the teaching methods for its proposed course curriculum. The server-side programming languages that are covered in these course are XML, ASP.NET and PHP. read more...

“JavaScript – I choose you!” {Comments Off on “JavaScript – I choose you!”}

by Omar N.

The article I read basically talks about the benefits of using scripting languages over programming languages for creating an application. In particular, the author feels that JavaScript is a powerful tool  that has not been utilized to its full potential. It is explained that JavaScript is perceived as more of a toy than a serious coding language amongst the industry, possibly due to it being easier to write a program in and the need to compile and interpret at runtime to function. Past times of when an immature compiler technique and a system’s hardware limitation prohibited the complexity of an application written in JavaScript has been overcome in recent years. The author feels that JavaScript now deserves more consideration as the language of choice when writing a program for use outside of the browser. read more...

Hot Potato One, Hot Tomato None {Comments Off on Hot Potato One, Hot Tomato None}

by James C

Now consider the programs of choice developers are using scripting languages for Web development and applications. The old days of using scripting languages for quick patch solutions is now thought of as having a badge of honor for having done so. Used for real programming today, scripting languages have been incorporated into large scale projects. These programs include, but are not limited to, ActionScript, JavaScript, Python, Perl, Scala, Ruby, R, PHP, and Java. The rest of the article reviews what scripting languages are hot (JavaScript, Python, Scala, R, PHP) and which are not (ActionScript, Perl, Ruby) and the reasons why. read more...