JScript has kept its scripting feel and is a fairly forgiving language that can be used by non-programmers and beginners, as well as for "quick and dirty" coding. But over the years it has acquired increasingly sophisticated object-oriented and other modern language features. JScript.net combines classic JScript compatibility with access to the resources of the .net Framework
Where did it originate?
What is it for?
Scripting languages were originally devised to enable web developers to make their pages more interactive. They can be used for automating routine administration tasks, obtaining feedback from users and updating records with the output of user visits.
What makes it special?
JScript.net supports different levels of programming ability. As Microsoft puts it, "One of the defining qualities of a script language is the ability to write code without having to worry about the types of variables. Making types optional allows developers to leverage their existing JScript skills and source code, while providing a smooth migration path for adding types to new and existing programs." Microsoft also claims that as a compiled language, JScript offers performance comparable to C# and Visual Basic .net.
How difficult is it to master?
Where is it used?
JScript is used widely in ASP development, web design and systems administration.
What systems does it run on?
What is coming up?