Sohail Mirza, standing in for Peter.

John Resig on JavaScript as a Language

White RhinocerosNow, this is really cool. John Resig (who, by the way, also happens to have one of the coolest blog layouts I’ve seen) of Mozilla talks about how JavaScript is evolving into a full-fledged programming language. Especially interesting are the JavaScript on Rails and Helma efforts, both efforts to create full-featured web application frameworks on top of JavaScript.

It’s Mozilla’s Rhino that’s making this possible with its implementation of JavaScript that runs in the JVM. This has significant performance benefits. Could it possibly lead to JavaScript on Rails being a better solution than Ruby on Rails, at least performance-wise?

John comments:

A good deal of energy has been put into worrying about JavaScript performance. This is a great sign. It’s sort of a natural progression for a language (worry about implementation, then standardization and compliance, and finally speed).

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Written by Sohail Mirza

July 10, 2007 at 12:14 pm

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