JavaScript is Super Sexy

»sept. 6 2012 11

JavaScript is super sexy, mature, and stateful; it has an attractive frontend and a firm, kick ass backend. It is svelte and versatile, and its functions are dynamic.

It is affectionate to both hardcore pros and virgin noobs; it is even inviting to those who lack the prominence of programming know-how or the prestige of a CS degree. Yep, even you can get down with JavaScript, no matter who you are—designers love JS, developers love JS, hackers love JS, and Code Academy has thousands signing up for a date with JS.

Attractive Frontend Package
JS has an irresistibly sinful frontend with a mocha aroma that underscores its passion. It has a node, it is angular; it has a spine and a backbone for its curvy corners; its agility is a knockout; and it can impress with its thick sproutcore that recently shaved to a desirable, lithe ember. Also impressive are its jade smile and its robust jQuery abs, which make for exciting fun when it does express, if you prefer it that way, or when it bootstraps with arduino, for the adventurous type.

JS is agreeably the future, particularly with the advent of HTML5 and the simultaneous, ironic ‘dysfunction’ of Flash. As the chosen language of the web, it will be hot for some time to come, this is evidenced by its recent ubiquity, meteoric rise, and modernizr upgrade.

JS Has Secrets
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Proposal to Sell Programming eBooks Like Software

»sept. 5 2012

Since eBooks are digital they should be sold just like software: you buy and download the eBook, then you receive free updates for errata and bug fixes; and thereafter you pay a small fee for subsequent revisions and upgrades to the newer editions of the eBook.

This is especially needed for most programming and technological eBooks because of the frequent, inevitable changes and advancement in technology, particularly web technologies.

Even New Books Have Outdated Content
If you purchase a recently-published book on any web technology today there is a good chance that at least 20 percent, or more, of the subject matter will have been obsolete by the time you read the first chapter. We have an information paradox that results from the unnecessary lengthy process involves in publishing books and the daily, indeed hourly, advancement and changes in technology. This incompatibility between frequent changes in technology and technological books being sold as a finite commodity is a frustration for consumers, and we should push for changes now.
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