Scripting languages

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Key points

  • A scripting language is a language used to automate a particular application or document.
  • Databases and spreadsheets can be automated with a scripting language, and web pages can be made more interactive using a scripting language.
  • Client-side scripts are scripts that run on the client computer. This includes all scripting languages that automate applications, and those that work with web pages, such as Javascript.
  • Server-side scripting runs a script on a server and returns the response to the user that requested data.

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