Scripting vs. traditional compiled

Jul 9, 2010 at 4:31 PM
Edited Jul 9, 2010 at 8:21 PM
This whole scripting vs. compiled languages debate is really fascinating especially for web apps. This blog article is right on the money with the various issues:
Another good one on ByteCode Interpreted languages that mentions FoxPro:

I see VFP via ActiveVFP becoming a PHP/WordPress type of scripting language (ease of use, installation) on steroids (can call Win32 APIs directly, can be multi-threaded, can be OOP, data integrated, etc). .NET implements scripting in the aspx script (with C# or VB.NET) and you can also compile the code-behind to a dll (as you can, if desired, in ActiveVFP). On further examination of Wikipedia, Foxpro is usually classified as the same type of programming language as C# and Java. However, I see ActiveVFP as being the less bloated and simpler environment to develop web apps in and being more like PHP in that regard. Also like PHP, no server controls and VS.NET not required...