JavaScript != Assembly | CR 03

JavaScript != Assembly | CR 03

Some have called JavaScript the “Assembly Language for the Web”. Is this an insane argument, or is there some truth that we should acknowledge?

Plus we lay down the first blocks in our new open source Jupiter Broadcasting community app.

Then Michael shares a great tool for beginners or longtimers looking to refresh their skills.

And we’ve got a big patch of your feedback, and much more!

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The Argument

But wait! What is JavaScript anyway?

  • Papa ECMA
  • Isn’t JavaScript related to Java
  • Classical vs Prototype inheritance

So how did things ever get so bad?

  • Opinion: it has a lot to do with object oriented issue
  • And of course browsers…. especially IE.
  • Book recommendation: JavaScript The Good Parts

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