Chapter 7. Scripting via IronPython

 

"There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

 
 --C. A. R. Hoare

We've already discussed ways to extend application functionality in the CMS, primarily through reliance on the new Managed Extensibility Framework. This is an extremely effective method of modifying the behaviors and capabilities of the system but certainly doesn't represent the limit of our options. In this chapter, we'll look at how to implement a scripting engine in the CMS based on IronPython, as well as how we can leverage the language and interact with the CMS in a very fluid, ...

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