Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Command lines in the browser

A lot of the tools I build for my own use are command-line-based (the various perl Shell modules are pretty useful and very quick to put together), so lately, since REST APIs seem to be a really nice way to build new functionality, I'm thinking, how can I do a command line in the browser?

Seems I'm not the first. Blue Sky on Mars posted on this topic in 2011 and even started a Google Group (which unfortunately didn't last too long).  These were more focused on shell replacements, though, which is more than I want or need.

But hey - Josh.js is perfect. And the examples are easy to understand. Add this to a Mojolicious backend and I think I've got a pretty snazzy way to organize functionality.

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