Control Structures
Sunday, 11 July, 2004
Thursday, 8 July, 2004


I’ll admit it. When I first got into Web programming, JavaScript was not my favorite language. It took too much work to get anything done, and then it wouldn’t work half the time on other browsers. That’s the other thing. It was only useful to most of us on Web browsers. Perl was funny-looking, but worked on nearly any machine and could make the most elaborate Web applications that worked regardless of what browser your visitor was using. You could even write applications that had nothing to do with the Web, using Perl/Tk and CPAN.

Well that was 1997, and a lot has happened since then. Perl is still funny-looking and capable of nearly anything, but it’s not the only language in town these days. I have been spending a lot of time with JavaScript lately, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how much the language has improved since I first looked at it. I’d like to spend a little time on using JavaScript. That’s something else to tackle in my copious free time.