I’ve been wanting to add more scripting capabilities to NGINX for a long time. Scripting lets people do more in NGINX without having to write C modules, for example. Lua is a good tool in this area, but it’s not as widely known as some other languages.
This is another milestone in the development of NGINX open source software and NGINX Plus. I want to take the opportunity to explain what nginScript is, describe why it’s needed, share some examples, and talk about the future.