Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Javascript, read the manual!

 There is nothing more than frustrating than opening up a flat pack piece of furniture and finding that there is no manual. Sure you can put it together by trial and error but odds are it won't quite look the way you want, or it will break the first time something heavy is put on it. That has always been my relationship wth Javascript in the past, frustrated home DIY maintenance man!

Fortunately I managed to find the manual, Javascript the Good Parts by Douglas Crocker explains most of what you need to know about putting tother a decent piece of Javascript. As it turns out you can build maintainable, modular software using Javascript and enjoy doing it. Javascript is a very elegant and in parts well thought out language, but as with most things in life you need to out some effort in to get the most out of it.

Instead of dreading the next Javascript project  arriving I now look forward to the experience. Get yourself a manual you won't regret it!