New tools and techniques for scripting in Linux



Even the experts know there is always more to learn about scripting. In this month's cover story, we'll show you the Google Maps API, a networking framework for Python, and some other fine tools.

Scripting has always been easy in Linux. The design of the system promotes automation, and dozens of scripting tools are available for no cost through the always inventive Open Source community. The art of scripting is nearly as old as the art of tinkering with computers. Most Linux users have at least some familiarity with some of the common scripting techniques. So why are we still covering scripting? Because this ancient art keeps changing, and even the experts know they need to change with it. In this month’s issue, we focus on tools for scripting in Linux.