The Advanced Bash Scripting Guide is both a reference and a tutorial on shell scripting. This comprehensive book, the equivalent of 1,000+ print pages, covers almost every aspect of shell scripting. It contains 382 profusely commented illustrative examples, a number of tables, and a cross-linked index/glossary. Not just a shell scripting tutorial, this book also provides an introduction to basic programming techniques, such as sorting and recursion. Included scripts are the Game of Life, a Perquackey variant, a Morse code trainer, and an implementation of the Gronsfeld Cipher. This book is suited for both individual study and classroom use. It covers Bash, up to and including version 4.2. Note that users of miniaturized single-board computers running Linux, such as the Raspberry Pi and the Beagle Bone, would find this Guide useful for learning and running Bash scripts to explore and expand the capabilities of these small, but powerful machines.
Ftwalk is a high level script programming language, very similar to awk, but greatly extended to include a richer type system, object-oriented features, 300+ built-in functions, extensibility through dynamic libraries, etc., which makes it roughly comparable to languages like Perl. It does file tree searches, and was originally used to implement selective redundant copy backup stores. It can be run interactively as a calculator.
GPP is a general-purpose preprocessor with customizable syntax, suitable for a wide range of preprocessing tasks. Its independence from any programming language makes it much more versatile than cpp, while its syntax is lighter and more flexible than that of m4. The syntax is fully customizable, which makes it possible to process text files, HTML, or source code equally efficiently in a variety of languages.
Lua is a programming language originally designed for extending applications, but also frequently used as a general-purpose, stand-alone language. It combines simple procedural syntax (similar to Pascal) with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. It is dynamically typed, interpreted from bytecodes, and has automatic memory management, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping. It is implemented as a small library of C functions, written in ANSI C, and compiles unmodified in all known platforms. The implementation goals are simplicity, efficiency, portability, and low embedding cost. It has been used on games such as World of Warcraft, FarCry and Angry Birds, among others.
Simkin is a scripting language for Java/XML. Simkin is designed to let your users control all or part of your Java application. They write scripts in a very simple scripting language which can be embedded in XML. The scripts can call down into the API you've exposed from your Java classes. You write the mechanism, your users write the policy.
Web+Shop is a user-friendly e-commerce shopping cart application for the Web. With Web+Shop, merchants and ISPs can quickly create Internet malls and shopping carts. Once built, the shops can be used to sell products, manage inventory, fill orders, manage customers/shipping/tax, and execute transactions online. Store owners can now utilize real-time shipping via FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Customers can browse products, add/remove products from the shopping cart, check out, select a payment method, view invoices, confirm the order, and check the order status. Web+Shop supports full integration with Authorize.Net, Cardservice International, CyberCash, and ICVerify which will allow merchants to securely conduct real-time online payment processing.