Friday, April 20th, 2007

JavaScript Libraries as Humans

Category: Fun

This is taken from a JavaScript Libraries panel at Web 2.0 Expo.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:02 am
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And where is Prototype-man? ;)

Comment by GolDen — April 20, 2007

Unfortunately he wasn’t on the panel!

Comment by Simon Willison — April 20, 2007

He is invisible, behind the scenes. :)

Comment by András Bártházi — April 20, 2007

… friday news

Comment by digitarald — April 20, 2007

he’s the desk

Comment by adam — April 20, 2007

Where’s the footage of the javascript-celebrity deatchmatch? ;)

Comment by Alex93053 — April 20, 2007

Jack’s too busy cranking out awesome stuff for Ext. to be there. Ext rulez!!

Comment by Michael — April 20, 2007

When ya got Sam Stephenson, Thomas Fuchs and Jack Slocum on a panel… then I’ll expect to hear something useful.. and something besides the usual “fluff 2.0” ;)

Comment by Tim Leonard — April 20, 2007

okay I was being too harsh… water my last post down with half a cup of water, i didn’t mean to be quite so facetious! My point was just that I’ve got more respect for those guys because I’ve found more use for their stuff without sacrificing any creative freedom and have found little use for Dojo and jQuery in comparison. and that’s probably just a personal thing!! – I often find the real geniuses aren’t the ones at expos, etc. talking the talk (thus the derogatory “fluff 2.0” statement!).

Comment by Tim Leonard — April 20, 2007

@Tim: Have you taken the time to actually talk to guys like John Resig or Alex Russell? They’re pretty sharp guys and certainly on par in terms of skill with the 3 names you mentioned. So I’m kind of surprised to to read you comments.

Its too bad you didn’t find use for jQuery. What did you feel it was lacking? Any feedback to make the library better is appreciated.

Rey
jQuery Team

Comment by Rey Bango — April 20, 2007

I didn’t find anything lacking from jQuery, it’s just by the time I got round to looking at it, I’d already written much of my own framework as I’d found a few problems in the earlier releases of prototype and wanted to make a cleaner, faster alternate for my own personal use. By the time I came to look at jQuery and some others out there… there weren’t many bases left to cover for what I needed. – It’s not that I think jQuery is bad in any way… I’ve just already covered the areas it would have been of most help to me. – For most developers, I can see it being a great time saver. Sorry if I gave the impression that I was being negative about jQuery in general, that wasn’t the intention.

Comment by Tim Leonard — April 21, 2007

@Tim: No sweat my man. I just want to ensure that we get all feedback, both good and bad, so that we can improve jQuery. I appreciate your feedback and if you ever decide to look at the library and have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at reybango .at. gmail (dot) com.

Comment by Rey Bango — April 22, 2007

Ext still rulez!!! ;-)

Comment by anon — November 6, 2007

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