Slowly but Surely

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From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Slowly but Surely
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 07 11:40:21 GMT

Like I said to VD the other day, whether you like it or not,
all your code are belong to Javascript pretty soon.

“the winners are going to do what worked at Bell Labs in 1978:
build a programming language, like C, that’s portable and efficient.
It should compile down to “native” code (native code being JavaScript
and DOMs)”

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/09/18.html

“JavaScript is the assembly language of the Web” and thats that…

http://www.nikhilk.net/JavaScript-Universal-Runtime.aspx

They are already doing it…

“You write your front end in the Java programming language, and the
GWT compiler converts your Java classes to browser-compliant JavaScript
and HTML.”
http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/

“The Script# compiler is a C# compiler that generates JavaScript as
its output instead of IL”
http://projects.nikhilk.net/Projects/ScriptSharp.aspx

Now its even in “respected” publications by university teachers…

“JavaScript’s ubiquitous browser availability makes it the frontrunner in
that environment and this will no doubt ripple to servers and appliances.
JavaScript is headed into the limelight once promised to Java, then later
to Flash. It will be a must know language for everyone within 3 years.”

http://www.jot.fm/issues/issue_2007_11/column3/

Remember where you heard it first:

http://mvalente.eu/Files/pstarlt.ppt

— MV

PS – On a related note: whoooo! MVC for ASP! whoooo! I dont know what
all the fuss is about. Castle has been there for nearly 3 years.
http://www.castleproject.org/

PPS – Still on a related note: go and watch the “The future will be
about programming languages” presentation. While you’re there you
might also do well to watch “Open Source ESBs”
http://www.parleys.com/display/PARLEYS/The%20future%20will%20be%20about%20programming%20languages?showComments=true
http://www.parleys.com/display/PARLEYS/Open%20Source%20ESBs

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