Exsead - Building Enterprise Level Applications Using Scripting

Background: JScript and VBScript have become the backbone of Windows system administration.

However, critical limitations to what can be achieved with them have usually cause project to require compiled languages eventually. Writing system in a compiled language just because some features cannot be scripted is extremely wasteful of human resource. The fact of the matter is that scripting comes more easily to more people than even VB.net.

Years of working my way up through being a programmer to now being a senior architect have lead me to believe that if we can leverage off the extra availability and productivity of scripting resource, software development can be massively enhanced. This is especially so in the enterprise market. Where as in the domestic market most software come shrink wrapped, the enterprise market has a stable and maybe even growing proportion of bespoke systems. This is because the complexity of a businesses internal mechanisms needs to be reflected in software systems bespoke to match that complexity.

One way of unlocking the advantages of scripting to the enterprise is by bridging the gap between what scripting can do and what compiled systems can do. This is where Exsead comes in. It encompasses ways of using existing applications and technologies to achieve what was previously not considers and a small set of new technologies.

Exsead – What Is It?

  • EXtreme
  • Scripting
  • Enterprise
  • Application
  • Development

By looking at previous nerds-central posts you will be able to see that it is possible to achieve a great deal of enterprise level interconnection with scripting as it is now. Joining the desktop and MS Office to database and web services is very simple once the underlying approach is understood. Exsead encompass these ideas but massively increase the amount that can be done by adding new abilities to scripts and bringing together the concepts into an application development strategy.