What is Script


Script is a term used in programming to refer to snippets of code that are used to shape tools both in computer science in general and in particular for tools on the Internet. They are a fundamental part of the software, since they constitute the code of an application in its entirety or one of its functions. It can also be found on the web and its realization.

What is script in web programming?

When we refer to web programming it refers to a program or snippet of code that is included within an HTML document. The code is interpreted and executed by the web browser used by the user who accesses that document, and not on the server where the files of the web page are hosted, which favors the development of certain actions (the possibility of manipulating a database that is on the web server)

The concept has evolved to become something essential for digital marketing, since it is closely linked to the environment through which it moves. Without a script there is no website, as well as no plugin or even editing tool.

What are scripts for?

We can say that scripts have multiple uses, we can say that they have an almost infinite utility. The script can be used from the development of a website to the plugin of a software or a function that you want to add to a corporate website.

In any company that has influence in the digital sector, you must take into account its use. If you want not only to continue operating on the Internet but above all, and most importantly, to grow. The script works for everything from being able to create user accounts through a registration to including or playing videos on youtube and multiple other actions.

How to create a script?

To create it, through an HTML document it is essential to use a specific programming language that is recognized by different browsers. One of the most widely used programming languages is JavaScript.

To create a script and include it in a web page, the following steps must be followed:

  • Creation of the Script. To create a script it is essential to define as precisely as possible what the function of the program is and what it will contribute to the web page. We cannot forget that it is necessary to have a control in programming, so that the idea can be translated into codes that can be interpreted and executed in the browsers of the users.
  • Insertion in the web. Once the code that is part of the script has been generated, it must be included in the HTML document so that when users navigate through it, they can execute it.
  • Check the operation. To know if the script works you just have to browse the web where the HTML document is located. You must use the different browsers (Firefox, Opera or Chrome), and check that the function for which the script was created, is running correctly.