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JavaScript Technology Writing

My Last O’Reilly Book

I sometimes miss the simpler days when an alert was your JavaScript best friend.

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JavaScript Writing

Future. Perfect.

I finished copy edits on my JavaScript Cookbook, which now enters the production process. The first half of the book focuses on the basic components of JavaScript, while the latter half gets into the more complex material. I touch on the basic JavaScript objects, such as String and Number, but also spend a considerable amount […]

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History JavaScript

Battle of the Bulge

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. On this anniversary of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, Jules Crittenden provides a comprehensive summary of the battle, as well as a book and other references, and photos. The photos are especially compelling, as they lack of romanticism of so many WWII photos in books and in other […]

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JavaScript Technology

We can’t afford another browser war

It was with a sense of foreboding that I read the posts that swam past on Planet Intertwingly today. First came Mozilla’s Brendan Eich’s chastisement of Microsoft’s Chris Wilson, followed in a short while by commentary by Sam Ruby, where he wrote: It is interesting how the don’t-break-the-web meme means different things to different organizations: Mozilla, Microsoft. I’m not a language […]

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JavaScript Technology

Clever document.write killer

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Some ad networks and other script-based entities, such as Google Ads, I believe, use JavaScript document.write to write out the content to our web pages. The organizations use this because they want the content embedded in the page at the point where the item is placed, and there isn’t a […]