The Moths of Programming With Dino Dini
Chapter 8 - Scripting Languages
The moths of programming are ideas in the software engineering industry that have become pervasive due to virality rather than reality. Although they may have some truth to them, they are often inaccurate, misleading, distracting or even damaging. I call them moths because they flutter around in a programmer's mind, getting in the way of truly good practice.
This chapter covers the topic of scripting languages. What is the real reason for them? Do they reduce reliance on software engineers? Do they actually help? And just now many times do we need to nest a virtual machine inside a virtual machine anyway?