908 reputation
36
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen Jul 8 at 5:48

Nov
1
comment Adding a callback to a function?
No. A callback being passed to a function will only be useful if it is actually known by the function and then used by the function. So, the function's code HAS to be modified in order to use the callback. You can only use deferreds if the function was already written to work with deferreds.
Oct
16
comment Single Page Web Application and Requiring JavaScript
Do people really think it's worth it to try to make the functionality of your site work without javascript in this day and age? That's a lot of extra work. Is that extra work really justified in the amount of additional viewers you'll have versus spending that same amount of time on additional functionality for your site?
Oct
15
comment Technique to deal with occasionally blocking json api?
But, if that's the case, does the 2nd request that is started after the first request fails to finish quickly actually finish before the 1st request does? If it's just overhead to re-establish connectivity, it seems like the 2nd one can't finish before the first one does.
Oct
15
comment Technique to deal with occasionally blocking json api?
The best course of action actually depends upon why things get slow sometimes and what is causing that. Even if you can't fix that, knowing why it does that would give you a better idea on how to adapt.
Oct
15
comment Technique to deal with occasionally blocking json api?
See the rest of my comment. Blindly retrying things because they are slow can lead to more trouble.
Oct
15
comment Technique to deal with occasionally blocking json api?
Are you using synchronous ajax calls? Asychronous ajax calls should never block. It is generally bad form to blindly auto-retry something (without special back-off logic) that is going slowly as this can lead to avalanche failure. System is slow so responses are slow so all clients start bailing and auto-retrying which makes system even worse and things get worse and worse (thus called an avalanche failure - the worse the system is the worse the clients treat it, the worse the system gets until failure).
Oct
14
comment Can *any* program task be expressed without state?
Whether or not there is state that persists from one point in time to the next is not dependent upon what programming paradigm you use, but on what problem or task you are coding. If you are counting the number of times a button is clicked, then clearly there is state to record that counter and it doesn't matter what coding technique you use, there will have to be state to keep track of the count during the process. So, that particular task cannot be completed without state along the way no matter how you code it.
Oct
14
comment Can *any* program task be expressed without state?
A relevant StackOverflow answer: stackoverflow.com/questions/3722084/…
Sep
2
awarded  Yearling
Jun
19
answered What determines which Javascript functions are blocking vs non-blocking?
Apr
26
answered Multi-Threaded JavaScript?
Feb
25
awarded  Caucus
Feb
13
comment Is it called an instance in Javascript?
I didn't say it was an instance of the foo constructor's prototype. I said it was an instance of the prototype. The prototype is the template for the object and using new makes an object from the prototype and calls the constructor.
Feb
13
answered Is it called an instance in Javascript?
Nov
18
comment Would it be a good idea to work on letting people add arrays of numbers in javascript?
That's the hardest way to go. To get something added to all browser's javascript engines, you would need to build momentum behind a ECMAScript standard's effort since this stuff is pretty much driven by standard's bodies now. You could start with an library that could extend the Math object (there are many out there already), though that isn't going to add new operators like ^ to the language.
Nov
18
comment Would it be a good idea to work on letting people add arrays of numbers in javascript?
Is the desire for this added functionality for your own local javascript use, your own javascript pages that will render only in one browser, your own local javascript pages that must work in all popular browsers, a desire to improve javascript for all?
Sep
2
awarded  Yearling
Aug
13
answered Multiple javaScript libraries | Emerging standards - compare to C++
Jun
11
answered what is the difference between the below two syntaxes?
Mar
29
revised How is JavaScript insecure, and what are the main methods used to deal with that?
added 82 characters in body