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Introduction

In this Outcome you will learn about the environment needed to create, test, run, and access client-side scripts, such as browsers, editors, graphic packages and/or as well as other utilities and tools that enable these tasks. You will also learn about various features and characteristics associated with interpreted languages as opposed to compiled languages in addition to learning about the main difference(s) between client-side and web-side scripts. You will learn about the wide range of scripting languages available and their major advantages and drawbacks and be introduced to the methods by which client-side scripts can be integrated within web applications and the means of accessing such scripts.

This Outcome will be assessed in the form of written recorded evidence testing your knowledge and/or skills. You will need to demonstrate that you can:

  • Client-side scripting environment (browsers and editors)
    • create, test, run, and access client-side scripts
    • browsers, editors, graphic packages
  • Characteristics of interpreted languages
    • the features and characteristics associated with interpreted languages compared to compiled languages will include major advantages and disadvantages
  • Differences between client-side and server-side scripting
    • environment under which each type is used
    • tools needed to produce and run the scripts
    • on-line database accessibility
  • Types of scripting languages
    • the different types of scripting languages currently available highlighting their major advantages, drawbacks, uses
  • Methods used to implement client-side scripts within web pages
    • embedded coding
    • externally stored code

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