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  • C# 9: towards First Class Support for Scripting

    One of the defining characteristics of “scripting” languages is they don’t need any boilerplate. The very first line of a file can be the declarations and statements you would normally see inside a function. In the updated Top-level statements proposal, this capability is planned for C# 9.

  • Go as a Scripting Language

    Go's growing adoption as a programming language that can be used to create high-performance networked and concurrent systems has been fueling developer interest in its use as a scripting language. While Go is not currently ready out of the box to be used as a replacement for bash or python, this can be done with a little effort.

  • Amazon Releases CLI v2, Includes SSO and Interactive Usability Features

    In a recent blog post, Amazon announced the general availability (GA) of AWS CLI (Command Line Interface) v2. Within this version of the CLI, features such as AWS Single Sign-On (SSO), interactive wizards, server-side auto completion and auto prompts are included. In addition, having Python installed is no longer a pre-requisite and the CLI is supported on Windows, Linux and macOS.

  • Python 2 End of Life Announced as January 1st 2020

    After spreading the news at conferences, on the Python announcement list, and on countless blog posts and books, the Python Software Foundation has finally taken the step to formally announce Python 2 will reach end of life (EOL) on January 1st, 2019.

  • Too Many Scripts Can Kill Your Continuous Delivery

    Avantika Mathur spoke at Continuous Lifecycle London last month on the costs associated with an ever increasing number of scripts in a Continuous Delivery pipeline. Besides the cost of maintaining the scripts, the lack of visibility and auditability on exactly what activities are being carried out before deploying a change to production is another major cost not many organizations are aware of.

  • Scripting in F# Using Fake and Paket

    Scripting in F# is usually done using .fsx files and F# Interactive (Fsi). For scripts that will be reused, Paket and Fake bring several features to handle different uses cases. Fake can be used to structure complex scripts, while Paket brings dependency management.

  • How Database Administration Fits into DevOps

    InfoQ interviewed Dan North about the activities that are performed by database administrators and how they are related to those done by developers and by operations, how database administration is usually organized, how the database fits into DevOps or Continuous Delivery, and what he expects that the future will bring for database administration when organizations adopt DevOps.

  • Major release for L20n, Mozilla's Localisation Framework

    Mozilla has released version 1.0 of L20n, an open source, localisation-specific scripting language.

  • CShell Brings a REPL to C#

    One of the attractions dynamic languages possess is the ability to easily support a REPL for quick code experimentation. The open source CShell project brings a powerful REPL environment to C# users, allowing them to combine their knowledge of C# with the speed a REPL provides for exploring code.

  • ScriptCS: Turning C# into a Scripting Language

    ScriptCS enables developers to write C# applications using a simple text editor. Compilation is performed by Roslyn and package management by NuGet.

  • Web Workbench Adds Support for Visual Studio 11

    Web Workbench, the extension that brings Sass, LESS, and Coffeescript to Visual Studio, has been updated. This release adds support for Visual Studio 11, improvements to the import process and collapsible outlining for CoffeeScript.

  • PowerGUI brings PowerShell scripting support to Visual Studio

    PowerGUI brings PowerShell scripting support to Visual Studio. This extension by Quest Software leverages the PowerGUI standalone tool to provide syntax highlighting, IntelliSense, debugging and more for PowerShell scripts inside Visual Studio.

  • MacRuby 0.5 Released, Debugger To Come in 0.6

    MacRuby 0.5 has been released, with a new VM, AOT and JIT support. The GIL MacRuby inherited from Ruby 1.9 is now gone and Grand Central Dispatch support allows to keep a system's cores busy with Ruby threads. Work on the 0.6 release is already under way; a new debugger feature is already available in the trunk.

  • jQuery 1.4 Released with Improved Performance and New API Documentation and Support Forums

    In celebration of jQuery’s 4th birthday, the jQuery team has announced the release of the jQuery 1.4. This release features performance improvements in the most commonly used jQuery methods.

  • Lua: Embeddable Scripting Engine, LuaJIT 2.0 Includes New High-Performance VM

    Lua is a scripting language that can be embedded in any application that can provide hooks for its C API. Version 2.0 of its JIT compiler is in Beta and includes a completely re-written VM based on a trace compiler and an interpreter written in assembler.

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