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Though Perl is not officially an acronym,[5] there are various backronyms in use, such as: Practical Extraction and Reporting Language.[6] Perl was originally developed by Larry Wall in 1987 as a general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier.[7] Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions. The latest major stable revision of Perl 5 is 5.18, released in May 2013. Perl 6, which began as a redesign of Perl 5 in 2000, eventually evolved into a separate language. Both languages continue to be developed independently by different development teams and liberally borrow ideas from one another. History[edit] Early versions[edit] Wall began work on Perl in 1987, while working as a programmer at Unisys,[9] and released version 1.0 to the comp.sources.misc newsgroup on December 18, 1987.[14] The language expanded rapidly over the next few years. Perl 2, released in 1988, featured a better regular expression engine. Early Perl 5[edit] 2000–present[edit] Name[edit] Related:  Scripting LanguagesOLE AutomationPerl

PHP server-side scripting language PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (or simply PHP) is a server-side scripting language designed for Web development. It was originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994;[4] the PHP reference implementation is now produced by The PHP Group.[5] PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page,[4] but it now stands for the recursive initialism PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.[6] The standard PHP interpreter, powered by the Zend Engine, is free software released under the PHP License. The PHP language evolved without a written formal specification or standard until 2014, with the original implementation acting as the de facto standard which other implementations aimed to follow. History[edit] Early history[edit] PHP development began in 1994 when Rasmus Lerdorf wrote several Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programs in C,[10][11][12] which he used to maintain his personal homepage. PHP/FI could be used to build simple, dynamic web applications. PHP 3 and 4[edit] PHP 5[edit] <!

PowerBuilder PowerBuilder is an integrated development environment owned by Sybase, a division of SAP. It has been in use since 1991, peaking around 1998 with around 100,000 users.[1] In May of 2015 SAP announced that Appeon would take over future development and marketing of PowerBuilder while Intellectual Property would remain with SAP.[2] While Powerbuilder's market share has diminished, many applications created with it are still in use. In 2010, Sybase released a major upgrade to PowerBuilder with support for the Microsoft .NET Framework.[3] Originally announced as PowerBuilder 15, PowerBuilder 12.6 was released in August 2014. Sybase sold another programming language called PocketBuilder.[5] It was based on PowerBuilder and used for creating applications that run on mobile devices such as cell phones or PDAs. Features[edit] PowerBuilder has a native data-handling object called a DataWindow, which can be used to create, edit, and display data from the database. Usage[edit] History[edit] — blogging the onion Oriel (scripting language) The suggested extension for an Oriel script file was ORL. Oriel was distributed with two executables: ORIEL.EXE, and MKRUNTIM.EXE. The former was the Oriel interpreter, which when invoked would prompt the user to choose a script file for execution. The latter gave the user the ability to create custom executables by bundling a script within a copy of the interpreter. In this way, an Oriel program could be distributed and run in the same way as any other Windows EXE. The language was named after the oriel style of bay window. The following program displays a modal dialog box containing a hello, world message. MessageBox(OK, 1, INFORMATION, "Hello, world!" An Oriel program will always possess a main window over which a dialog box of this type would appear. { Oriel comments are placed between curly brackets } UseCaption("Welcome to Oriel") WinGetActive(windowName$) WinShow(windowName$, MAXIMIZE, resultValue) MessageBox(OK, 1, INFORMATION, "Hello, world!" Batch file

Object REXX Object REXX supports multiple inheritance via the use of mixin classes. References[edit] External links[edit] Perl Weekly: A Free, Weekly Email Newsletter for the Perl Programming language PIKT PIKT is cross-categorical, multi-purpose software for global-view, site-at-a-time system and network administration. Applicability includes system monitoring, configuration management, server and network administration, system security, and many other uses. PIKT consists of a feature-rich file preprocessor; a scripting language; a flexible, centrally directed process scheduler; a customizing file installer; a collection of command-line extensions; and other useful tools. The PIKT binaries are written using a combination of C, lex (flex), and yacc (bison). PIKT is in widespread use at thousands of sites around the world, although its popularity is diminished by the perception that it is complicated to set up and difficult to administer. PIKT was first released publicly on October 17, 1998, and has undergone numerous revisions since then. Project Name[edit] PIKT is an acronym: Problem Informant/Killer Tool. Portability[edit] License[edit] Authors[edit] See also[edit] External links[edit]

VBScript VBScript ("Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition") is an Active Scripting language developed by Microsoft that is modeled on Visual Basic. It allows Microsoft Windows system administrators to generate powerful tools for managing computers with error handling, subroutines, and other advanced programming constructs. It can give the user complete control over many aspects of their computing environment. VBScript uses the Component Object Model to access elements of the environment within which it is running; for example, the FileSystemObject (FSO) is used to create, read, update and delete files. History[edit] VBScript began as part of the Microsoft Windows Script Technologies, launched in 1996. On March 6, 1988, Alan Cooper showed Bill Gates his shell prototype that allowed widgets to be added dynamically. In version 5.5, SubMatches[8] were added to the regular expression class in VBScript, to finally allow script authors to capture the text within the expression's groups. Uses[edit]