The rise and rise of JavaScript

added by mcnamaragio
12/21/2011 11:28:26 AM

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I’ve been using JavaScript for a while now, but only really programming in anger with it during the last year. I’ve found it in turns frustrating and enlightening, ridiculous and brilliant. I have never felt so empowered by a language and its ecosystem, so I thought I’d take some time to write about why that is. I’m starting with a ramble through the history of JavaScript, or rather my undoubtedly inaccurate understanding of it, to provide some context for where and how I’ve been using it.


2 comments

dpeterson
12/21/2011 11:29:52 AM
While I do have a love for Javascript, I think some of the excellent points brought up in this article are reasons I don't agree with the html+javascript approach to Metro...yup, I'm going to bring that up any time I can ;-)
It's an awesome language, and it's becoming better all the time, but it still has its warts.

vijayst
12/24/2011 1:12:14 AM
I have used javascript and javascript frameworks like jQuery. With good HTML and CSS standards, javascript can do wonders in the browser.