Scripting Languages

by [Published on 17 April 2016 / Last Updated on 17 April 2016]

Scripting has become fairly sophisticated

Script languages such as AHK (Auto Hot Key), FastTrack, and PowerShell are descendants of the Batch file platform of the old days.  Used originally for file access and manipulation, and of course, process automation, all of these languages today are capable of significantly more.

Important to consider that automation in the old days amounted to calling an application, perhaps with a command line argument; or, archiving data files to floppy disks - and all in a stand alone pc environment.  

Today even simple process automation involves more complicated server environments, dealing with firewalls, multi-users, multi-tasking and more. These 3 scripting languages are all similar but each has advantages over the others.  Next up we’ll review an example of process automation using AHK.

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Lauren Malhoit has been in the IT field for over 10 years and has acquired several data center certifications. She has been writing for a few years for several different websites.

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