We recently spoke to Clif Flynt, President and CTO of Noumena Corporation, to get his view on the future of Tcl. Clif is the author of the TclTutor package and the books Tcl/Tk for Real Programmers and Tcl/Tk: A Developer’s Guide.
Since you can't be proficient in every programming language under the sun, a language that bridges technologies and allows people to communicate their ideas is needed. A few programming languages have tried to fill this role over the years, but none holds as much promise as Python
Standardization makes for efficient rolling out updates and security patches, installing software, and providing user support. However, programs requiring an interpreter run (i.e. dynamic languages like Perl, Python, Tcl, Ruby and PHP) are often exempted from this standardization. Such programs are often set up in an ad-hoc fashion, sometimes leading to dire consequences that could cost your company time, money and resources. What are your options?
When it comes to software development, rely on pre-built and proven dynamic scripting languages ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl to give your team time to focus on core competencies and value-add.
Software development is hard. No matter what the end product, many of the same stumbling blocks come up time and again and get in the way of project success. Some classic pitfalls include time restraints, insufficient in-house resources, scope creep, and spiraling development costs.
When it comes to open source software, there are two camps: there are open source zealots who insist that Windows never works, and Linux is king, and then there are the naysayers who would sooner eat dirt than troubleshoot an Apache web server. So, who is right?
Not long ago, open source software in the enterprise was a contentious topic. Conference panels and industry experts questioned the integrity of mixing open source with commercial and proprietary code. Would it unlock a pandora's box of developer pain and sub-par software?