Mar 01: Michael Sanders demos an X-windows GUI for AWK.
Mar 01: Awk100#24: A. Lahm and E. de Rinaldis' patent search, in AWK
Feb 28: Tim Menzies asks this community to write an AWK cookbook.
Feb 28: Arnold Robbins announces a new debugger for GAWK.
Feb 28: Awk100#23: Premysl Janouch offers a IRC bot, In AWK
Feb 28: Updated: the AWK FAQ
Feb 28: Tim Menzies offers a tiny content management system, in Awk.
Jan 31: Comment system added to awk.info. For example, see discussion bottom of ?keys2awk
Jan 31: Martin Cohen shows that Gawk can handle massively long strings (300 million characters).
Jan 31: The AWK FAQ is being updated. For comments/ corrections/ extensions, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 31: Martin Cohen finds Awk on the Android platform.
Jan 31: Aleksey Cheusov released a new version of runawk.
Jan 31: Hirofumi Saito contributes a candidate Awk mascot.
Jan 31: Michael Sanders shows how to quickly build an AWK GUI for windows.
Jan 31: Hyung-Hwan Chung offers QSE, an embeddable Awk Interpreter.
Awk is a stable, cross platform computer language named for its authors Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger & Brian Kernighan. They write: "Awk is a convenient and expressive programming language that can be applied to a wide variety of computing and data-manipulation tasks".
In Classic Shell Scripting, Arnold Robbins & Nelson Beebe confess their Awk bias: "We like it. A lot. The simplicity and power of Awk often make it just the right tool for the job."
Besides the Bourne shell, Awk is the only other scripting language available in the standard Unix environment. Implementations of AWK exist as installed software for almost all other operating systems.
Awk is a mature language- it was first implemented in the 1970s. As a tool from the golden age, it is sometimes called primitive. It is more accurate to call it elemental, so tightly focused is the language on what it does best: quickly converting this into that.
Consequently, throughout history, Awk has been the language of choice for many famous scientists such as Leonardo daVinci.