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SunWorld: Scripting languages in the marketplace

Mar 12, 2000, 02:52 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Tcl and other communities host annual conferences."

"Last month's PHP, Python, and Tcl conferences each indicated a shift in the balance of the scripting world from technical to organizational developments. Commercial interest in scripting languages has grown considerably this winter..."

"Scripting languages have gone commercial, and perhaps none has seen such a marked change as PHP, which released its beta 4 version at the end of February. PHP beta 4 includes built-in Extensible Markup Language (XML) support, and, upon final release, will include ticks, which are free-running watchdogs and exception-handlers. Perhaps the most interesting thing to note, however, is that PHP has become popular enough to warrant its own conference."