Tuesday August 1, 2006

JavaScript: The World's Most Misunderstood Programming Language

Douglas Crackford>writes about why JavaScript is actually a much better programming language than most people think. The article is both amusing and insightful.

JavaScript, aka Mocha, aka LiveScript, aka JScript, aka ECMAScript, is one of the world's most popular programming languages. Virtually every personal computer in the world has at least one JavaScript interpreter installed on it and in active use. JavaScript's popularity is due entirely to its role as the scripting language of the WWW.

Despite its popularity, few know that JavaScript is a very nice dynamic object-oriented general-purpose programming language. How can this be a secret? Why is this language so misunderstood?

JavaScript: The World's Most Misunderstood Programming Language ( in category Noteworthy , WebTech ) - posted at Tue, 01 Aug, 19:01 Pacific | «e»