Monday, December 31, 2007


This is a fun language. It contains pretty good stuff and annoying incompatibilities. However, it's one of the most important languages for software developers and just now, I'm very lately trying to get a better grip, because of this current project. I've hacked an odd XMLHttpRequest before it was called AJAX, but now we've got additional problems. Our SW has to run on hand-helds, so we've got special keyboard and performance requirements, e.g. we can't use the framework of my former colleague Patrick Wolf. According to Doug Crockford, there are no acceptable books. The available Javascript source code for Oracle APEX, the platform we'll of course use as die-hard Oracleheads, is ugly, especially compared to what Crockford and others preach.