scripting

A second order virtual machine with Falcon

Lately, the Falcon Programming Language has attracted growing interest and excited a deal of curiosity.

In this article I'll document some unique features of Falcon that allow users to build easily what I define as a "second order virtual machine". Despite the ominous-sounding name, it's a very practical topic: with less than one hundred lines of code, you will be able to write your own special commands that can be used, for example, as dynamic configuration files.

The Falcon Programming Language: a brief tutorial

The Falcon Programming Language is a typeless language born for rapid development, prototyping, and ready-made integration. We may also describe Falcon as a "scripting" language with features that enable the programmer to create even complex multi-threaded applications. It mixes several different programming paradigms into an unique blend of constructs, overcoming the limitations and partialities of other languages.

Book review: Practical Ruby for System Administration by André Ben Hamou

Practical Ruby for System Administration, which was written by Andre Ben Hamou and published by Apress, is a lightning introduction to this modern scripting language and is a reasonably detailed, example based, explanation of the potential strength of Ruby for System Administrators and thus the enterprise.

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