Welcome to the CSC Q&A, on our server named in honor of Ada Lovelace. Write great code! Get help and give help!
It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.


+20 votes
asked in CSC211_Winter2018 by (8 points)

1 Answer

+5 votes

While these terms seem synonymous, they actually mean different things. Coding can be applied to all programming languages, but scripting cannot. Scripting pertains to a series of instructions given to programs running on a computer, such as an email service or a website. Scripting is responsible for managing dynamic content, such as a database, and is also responsible for automation of said content, where it makes decisions and relays instructions to its parent program. This way, developers can incorporate features of a website with one set of instructions instead of writing out every possible scenario for a dynamic function.

It's important to know that scripting is one type of coding. Just as scripting languages are responsible for the dynamic content of a website, markup languages provide static content, such as webpage design. In essence, all scripting is coding, but not all coding is scripting.

answered by (8 points)