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What is the actual problem with a prototype based design?

I feel like anything that can be developed using OO/functional languages can be generally made 'better' using a prototype based language, because they appaer to have the best of them all: high order ...
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Is prototype.js still relevant?

I'm developing a web application which I started on about 2 years ago. It is an AJAX-heavy single page design and prototype solved problems where I didn't want to reinvent the wheel. I am using a ...
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Why is extending the DOM/built-in object prototypes a bad idea?

I'm looking for a definitive answer to why extending built-in prototypes is so heavily chastised in the JS developer community. I've been using the Prototype JS framework for a while, and to me doing ...
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Should Unit Testing be used in Prototypes?

When constructing prototypes, should we also create appropriate unit tests as if we were writing production code? Would it make a difference if we knew in advance that the code was or wasn't going to ...
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Evaluating third-party libraries

At our company, we frequently use third-party libraries and frameworks in our products. Often, we are faced with the task of evaluating one or more libraries that full fill similar requirements (in a ...
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Can you prototype a complex system change?

I'm currently in the process of redesigning parts of a large and complex application server to allow it to be distributed across multiple machines. I've been asked to provide a prototype of the ...
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Has anyone collated a comprehensive list of all the prototype-programming style javascript work? [closed]

I'm looking for a comprehensive (or as close as possible) list of all the prototype-programming style javascript work done to date. Does anyone know of such a list somewhere, or have the knowledge to ...
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How do you verify that your prototype/application meets the requirements?

Recently I wrote an small prototype that uses some relatively new technology. Now I wanted to verify if this prototype is usefull and could be used in real world example. But now I have a problem, how ...
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How can I prototype a very abstract theoretical framework?

I've had an idea for a semantic model of computing that's theoretically sound but is also quite unusual. I'd like to quickly prototype a system to prove that it can work in practice. Most of my work ...
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Writing an application prototype - best practices?

For a project I am working I want to implement a small prototype to try things out, demonstrate some functionality to the client and learn some frameworks used in the project. Do you have any ...