Code written with Scriptom looks great and is easy to read. Sure. But where is the look-ahead help? Where is the integration with your favorite IDE? How do you get started writing code against COM objects, many of which have little or no online documentation?
IDE Integration for Scriptom
Let's start with IDE integration. To make it short, there isn't any, and it isn't planned. The trouble is, Scriptom uses "late bound" COM calls, exclusively. Every COM object in Scriptom is just an ActiveXObject to Groovy. Even at runtime, there is no reliable way to determine exactly what kind of an object you are working with under the covers. Scriptom just passes along the method name, along with the arguments, and trusts that everything will go well.