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The power of Javascript

2nd April 2003

Spotted on, JavaScript: The World’s Most Misunderstood Programming Language dispells some myths about Javascript and shows how it is actually a very powerful and expressive language. The comparisons made to Lisp are particularly interesting.

Stuart spotted this one too. In The Power of JavaScript he waxes lyrical about the untapped potential of JavaScript and the DOM in web applications. While I agree that remote scripting is a vastly under-used technique, I’m cautious to get too excited about Javaccript enhanced web application interfaces having seen Matthew Thomas rant about their usability implications at every available opportunity...

From the same site as the Javascript article: jslint, a utility for checking Javascript for common programming errors and evidence of bad coding practise.

This is The power of Javascript by Simon Willison, posted on 2nd April 2003.

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