Chapter 2. Appropriate Applications for Scripting Languages

Now that we know the basic characteristics of scripting languages, as well as the advantages and drawbacks of their use in the software development process, we can proceed to a discussion of their use for particular development tasks. We discuss some common scripting language use cases and their traditional roles in development.

This discussion finishes our theoretical introduction to scripting, which is meant to give us a better perspective of how Java projects can benefit from scripting languages. Starting with Chapter 3, “Scripting Languages Inside the JVM,” we can fully focus on particular projects and solutions related to the Java platform and Java projects.

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