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Getting Started with LevelDB by Andy Dent

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Appendix A. Scripting Languages

Scripting languages were originally intended to be lightweight languages for scripting common tasks, hence the name. They were thought of as languages for command-line utilities or as embedded languages to allow for easy customization of the control flow of a larger program. This appendix introduces how they can work with LevelDB, keeping things simple to help you draw analogies with the code you've learned. It doesn't debate the suitability of LevelDB as a database solution for scripting—the assumption is you're already interested in, or are already using LevelDB and just want to use it with other tools.

In the scientific world, the usability of Python made it increasingly popular for more complex programs and it ...

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