JavaScript Has A Problem
Written by Ian Elliot   
Wednesday, 22 July 2015

JavaScript has come from being a nothing much language to the top dog - the native language of the web. Anyone using it will tell you that it has lots of problems, but perhaps its real problem is its do-anything nature. 

 

JavaScript is a lot like Lisp. In fact you could call it the Lisp of the 21st century - if Lisp wasn't still around. Like Lisp, it is a very simple language that you can use to build almost anything. It has just enough machinery to allow a level of meta-programming that can turn it into any flavor of object-oriented or functional language. 

cubebanner

 

This is its strong point but it is also its big, big problem. A new cartoon from Cube Drone captures this much better than mere words could ever do:

Relentless Persistence 

jasvascriptcartoon

Visit Cube Drone for a high resolution version
(cartoon used with perission of Cube Drone)

 

The problem with funnies like this is that they make you cringe as you recognise the truth. Funny but slighly painful and there is nothing we can do but keep digging -

jasvascriptcartoonicon

 

 

 

More Information

Cube Drone

 

Related Articles

JavaScript 20 Years Old Today

JavaScript The Language With Two Names

JavaScript Is Basic's Offspring

WAT! JavaScript, Ignorance And Prejudice

JavaScript Inherits The Earth

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, FacebookGoogle+ or Linkedin,  or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

 

Banner


Turing Award Winners Give Talks
02/02/2024

A series of talks is being given by Turing Award winners and industry luminaries, and it's free online for anyone to watch. The series has been organized and given at Georgia Tech. The interests of th [ ... ]



Success For Vesuvius Challenge
11/02/2024

The Vesuvius Challenge has ended with $700,000 awarded to a trio of students who successfully deciphered text on a physically impenetrable 2,000-year-old papyrus scroll that had been buried under [ ... ]


More News

 

raspberry pi books

 

Comments




or email your comment to: comments@i-programmer.info

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 August 2015 )