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Scripting Vs Programming

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Lizapotter, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Lizapotter

    Lizapotter New Member

    Scripting Vs Programming

    What is difference between scripting and programming and what are the famous scripting and programming languages?
  2. klaatu

    klaatu New Member

    I don't consider programming and scripting to be different at all! When you "script", you are simply writing code in a "scripting" language. "Scripting" is just a name it picked up. Nothing more. :)

    Some major scripting languages include Python (my personal favorite), Perl, Javascript (does that count?), Ruby, etc. Some major compiled languages include C++, C, Java, Assembly, etc.
  3. seangtz

    seangtz New Member

    Scripting language- Easy to learn – compared to traditional programming languages.
    It takes much less code to do something with scripting than when using a traditional programming language.Another characteristic of a scripting language, is that they are processed from scratch every time you run them. A nerd would say: ’scripting languages are not compiled.’

    Programming language - With programming, you are writing software that runs independent of an exterior (or parent) program. Also, when people would say they were ‘programming’, they were usually involved in some project that produced much more functionality than a traditional script.
  4. klaatu

    klaatu New Member

    Software written in a scripting language can be very functional as well. Check out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Python_software Wikipedia page of software that was written in JUST Python. Imagine what that list would be like if it included ALL of the worlds scripting languages!

    PS. sorry about the link, I can't post links for whatever reason. :(
  5. ajit_pimg

    ajit_pimg New Member

    scripting is done at client side and programming is usually done at server side.
  6. johndept1

    johndept1 New Member

    i prefer to learn programming?

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