Which scripting language to learn?
November 4, 2005 6:09 PM Subscribe
Looking to learn a scripting language. Which?
posted by jwadhams to computers & internet (38 answers total)
I'm a mostly networking/IP Telephony IT worker, and I’m finally ready to take the Asterisk plunge. And the one thing that impressed me most (ok, after the price tag) was the Asterisk Gateway Interface, basically a scriptable way to control phone calls, tie in text-to-speech, etc. You script all the computation and decision making, then feed back single-line commands like “get digits” or “play this WAV file”.
The problem is, while I have (in my school days) done some C++, ASP, and Java programming, what I know about Linux scripting languages could be handily contained on a cocktail napkin.
The examples I've seen on line (and in the excellent O'Reilly book about Asterisk) are all in PHP, Python, and Perl. In theory you could use anything, Pascal, Bourne...
So if you had to learn a scripting language, with no preconceived notions, which would you use?