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The World of Scripting Languages. Edition No. 1. Worldwide Series in Computer Science

  • ID: 2240086
  • Book
  • May 2000
  • Region: Global
  • 500 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Scripting languages have taken over from object-oriented languages as flavour of the decade, mainly because of the power and flexibility they provide (even for non-expert programmers) for developing graphical user interfaces. Scripting languages are the basis of technologies on the World Wide Web, and office software suites such as Microsoft Office also rely heavily on them. This is the first book to survey a variety of the most important scripting languages, illustrating their use in a wide variety of application domains.

Suitable for Computer Science students taking courses on Scripting Languages, or Programming Language survey courses that emphasise Scripting languages. In addition, programmers and software engineers wishing to broaden their experience of modern programming languages, and techniques for user interface design.

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THE BIG PICTURE.

Introduction to Scripts and Scripting.

LANGUAGES.

Getting the Job Done in Perl.

Advanced Perl.

Tcl.

Advanced Tcl.

Tk.

Visual Basic and VBA.

Advanced Visual Basic.

SCRIPTING WEB CLIENTS AND SERVERS.

JavaScript.

VBScript.

Scripting Web Clients and Servers.

Dynamic HTML and the DOM.

THE MICROSOFT SCRIPTING MODEL.

Scripting Microsoft Office.

The Microsoft Scripting Runtime Library.

The Windows Script Host and the Script Control.

AND FINALLY.

Loose Ends.

Epilogue.

Appendix.

Indexes.
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David Barron University of Southampton, UK.
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