Monthly Archives: April 2012

Class Warfare

We’ve been debating various forms of classes in JS since the late ’90s. That’s right; we’ve been circling this drain for more than a decade…some worry that a form of class in ES6 that doesn’t make coffee for you while also shooting rainbows out of it’s behind won’t be worth the syntactic space it takes up….Rainbow-shooting technology takes a while to build, meanwhile, wouldn’t it be great if we could get a cup of joe around here?

Hoisted From The Comments

Some stuff is too good to leave in the shadows. On my Bedrock post, James Hatfield writes in with a chilling point, but one which I’ve been making for a long while: ”every year we’re throwing more and more JS on top of the web” The way things are going in my world, we are […]

For Dave and David

Dave Herman jokingly accused me a couple of TC39 meetings ago of being an “advocate for JavaScript as we have it today”, and while he meant it in jest, I guess to an extent it’s true — I’m certainly not interested in solutions to problems I can’t observe in the wild. That tends to scope […]

Bedrock

Jetlag has me in its throes which is as good an excuse as any to share what has been keeping me up many nights over the past couple of years; a theory of the web as a platform. I had a chance last week to share some of my thinking here to an unlikely audience […]