PCPlus 309: JavaScript uncovered

An article detailing the history of JavaScript, as well as a discussion about its major functionality. I’m going to guess I was late on this deadline, because I probably wrote it in my sleep, the topic was so familiar.

PC Plus logoStill it’s a pretty good overview of what JavaScript is and where it came from, so if you’re not sure what makes the guts of a “Rich Internet Application” (RIA) work, it’s a quick read. Almost sounds like the intro chapter to a possible JavaScript programming book…

This article first appeared in issue 309, July 2011.

You can read the PDF here.

(I write a monthly column for PCPlus, a computer news-views-n-reviews magazine in the UK (actually there are thirteen issues a year — there's an Xmas issue as well — so it's a bit more than monthly). The column is called Theory Workshop and appears in the Make It section of the magazine. When I signed up, my editor and the magazine were gracious enough to allow me to reprint the articles here after say a year or so.)

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