[Baypiggies] What's a web developer?
bender at onsrc.com
Mon Nov 2 19:52:34 CET 2009
> At the risk of veering too far off this forum's charter...
As long as we don't start discussing, say: "The eating habits of
llamas", I think you're safe :-) Besides, I think have some
flexibility in discussion topics keeps this discussion group vibrant
> Frankly, I think the world of the web browser and user interfaces is
> under high demand for innovation right now and will likely continue
> to change radically every year or two for a while. The idea that
> - 5 years to be replaced by higher level, better designed
> abstractions, quite likely abstractions which marry what runs on the
> user's device with what runs on the server such that the pairings
> can be specified just once, more akin to RPC's in past decades.
Agreed. on the server-side (which is where I have the larger majority
of development experience) there seems to be a growing battle between
the use of dynamic-languages in-place of Java (Python being a prime
example here, of course). Whereas the client-side seems to be in the
most flux. The browser compatibility issue is messy and while JQuery
seems to help, there still are issues. I'm relatively new to client-
side development (AJAX in particular). So, I suspect the issues
in legacy pre-JQuery code or in JS functions that were written to fill
in gaps within the JQuery feature-set).
> ToscaWidgets is the only thing I've found that appears to be moving
> in this direction yet, though.
I haven't heard of this one. Looking at the site, it doesn't *appear*
to be a very mature library yet though.
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