Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On Dart

So people are going bananas over this new language that Google says will supposedly replace Javascript.

What I'm wondering is: what can I do with this new language that I cannot do with Javascript? Can I compete with native mobile apps? Can I compete with the Flash 11 API? Flash 10? 9? 8? Or does it only provide me with yet-another-slightly-different-syntax-to-do-what-I-can-already-do?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

On Node.js

Some trolling on Node.js. I remember having a convo with Dave S. about exactly this a few weeks ago.

I don't know about slow Fibonacci functions, but I could totally see a misguided soul writing yet-another-MVC-framework that used require (a blocking function in Node.js) in the wrong place.