Archive for 2006

Real World Advice for Fledgling Web Developers

Today a fellow front-end engineer here at Yahoo! asked us for bits of real-world advice that we would give to up-and-coming front-end engineering students. He’s doing a talk at a school, and was curious about what we’ve learned. It struck me as a perfect idea for a blog post.
Any other front-end professionals out [...]

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Top 10 12 Reasons why Javascript is Better than PHP

Functions that return objects can be treated like objects. document.getElementsByTagName(’ul’)[0].innerHMTL works the same as var ul=document.getElementsByTagName(’ul’); ul=ul[0]; ul.innerHTML;. But, for some silly reason, $xml->xpath(’//ul’)[0]->asXml() throws a bunch of errors.
Dots are prettier than arrows.
It runs on someone else’s machine.
It has a lisp. (All Hail the Mighty λ!)
Only functions cause scope. (Oh, the [...]

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Anyone looking for a job?

Despite the huge notice on my resume that I’m not looking for a job, I keep getting recruiters calling me and asking if I am interested in a job with their company. I guess the economy must be picking up, or something. What’s even stranger, it seems that a lot of them are [...]

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