[sf-perl] last night's meeting

Paul Makepeace Paul.Makepeace at realprogrammers.com
Fri Apr 29 19:12:19 PDT 2011

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 00:58, Joseph Brenner <doom at kzsu.stanford.edu> wrote:
> I was reading some criticism of jquery recently, by Rebecca Murphey,
> who essentially argues that it's DOM-centric view of the world isn't
> that well suited to real applications (great for simple stuff, but too
> hard to get it to do complex stuff):
>  http://www.dagolden.com/index.php/1446/is-javascript-the-new-perl/

Is it just me or is this essentially just saying "mediocre programmers
write mediocre code" (regardless of what language)? I don't see how
anything jQuery has done has any influence on her argument. What am I

I have seen complex apps made out of jQuery that are comprehensible &
maintainable so I'm not even convinced of the premise.


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