Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Joel Finally Posts Something Worth Reading Again

It had to happen sooner or later. A very useful history with insights into the future. Required reading if you write JavaScript at all.


  1. "The last line of almost every function consists of a string of 3,296 right parentheses. You have to buy a special editor to count them."


  2. matthew:

    So JavaScript is the new LISP? ;)


    I was surprised he said nothing about JS frameworks that abstract away the cross-browser annoyances, so I started a thread.

  3. This was a nice look into things but I find it a little in accurate.

    There are several javascript frameworks that allow you to abstract out everything and level the browser cross compatibilty playing field.

    Ext , Dojo , Jquery+Jquery UI , GWT.

    You could easily bulid your app using these tools and let them hand the cross browser issues.


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