JavaScript

I read a story over on Hackernoon by Jonny Asmar — Javascript Has Already Won. The premise is that Node.js and JavaScript have become so far reaching that it has won out over other programming languages. Unfortunately, this entire line of thinking is nonsense. Not because JavaScript can’t do all the things claimed, but because there is…

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Web development started for me with PHP and Perl when table-based layouts were considered only a half-way bad idea. In 2006 I began working with Ruby and Rails, and I focussed on content management systems and e-commerce. On the front-end I have worked with plain JavaScript, jQuery, MooTools, and a variety of other frameworks. Now,…

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