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Scripting again ... Javascript or Python (or..) ?
« on: July 25, 2018, 01:31:22 PM »
Hi folks,

some days before I have installed the new-new version of imatch (2018) with a modern state of the art scripting environment.
But... My old stable IM 5.7 time-saving workflow (similar to the old-state sinus / gamb WF) needs a ticket to the future.

This means investing a lot of work and time.
Drink too much coffee and get too less sleep.
But that's ok because of the benefits in advance.

To come to the right funamental decisions before I start I have some questions:

1. Which scripting language is recommendable for the back-end scripts?
    Javascript is more recommended for front-end works in combination with HTML.
    Python is recommended for the back-end and shall have a better language design, a better debugger and a complete std-lib.

2. Has anyone experiences in programming with python?
    Are IDE's for Python recommended?
    Which Python release should I take?

3. Which decision is better for working offline (no Internet... sometimes this happens)?

4. Last but not least:
    Any reasons for starting with Javacript?
    Which codebase (python or javascript) has more future (e.g. IMATCH 2020)?

I am not a bloody beginner in programming. But my primary coding skills are in the Mainframe World (Cobol, PL/1 and a bit JEE).
So I'd have to settle into Javascript as well as in Python. This makes for me no difference.

Thanks in advance for your opinions and tips!


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Re: Scripting again ... Javascript or Python (or..) ?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 01:45:04 PM »
Please don't cross post.