JuraScript takes the Jurassic
JuraScript's goals are to stay current with Jurassic and compatible with the latest version. Unfortunately, minor changes were needed to enhance JuraScript functionality. Requests have been made to have these changes added to the Jurassic engine.
- require() function and exports object from CommonJS
- COM/ActiveX Support - MS Office automation, ADO, WMI and more with the same syntax as Microsoft's JScript/WSH var fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
- Windows MSI Installer
- Associates .JUR extension so that scripts can be executed by double-click or by typing the filename from the command-line (using PATHEXT environment variable at machine level)
- Partial legacy support for WSH objects such as WScript.Echo(), WScript.StdIn.ReadLine(), etc.
Currently working on:
- Implement Active Scripting interfaces, allowing JuraScript to run under the Windows Scripting Host, Internet Explorer and Classic ASP environments
- Improved COM compatibility using conventions borrowed from WSH/JScript behavior
- Easy, step-by-step method of deployment for NT domains (both silent .MSI and script-based) for as many configurations as possible
- Offline Documentation
- Enhanced console functionality
Potential future goals:
- Expose the full BCL to JuraScript
- Expose Assembly.Load() and allow JuraScript to instantiate late-bound .NET classes
- JuraScript ASP.NET MVC view
- Implement commonjs, commonjs unit tests
JuraScript aims to be a free, accessible, open-source project, but may offer an enterprise licensing/support option in the future to enable businesses to adopt it.