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May
4
comment How to make your JavaScript private?
node.js does not run in a browser. It runs on a server or desktop computer somewhere and usually loads scripts locally. Those scripts can be kept locally because they are never served to a browser.
May
4
answered How to make your JavaScript private?
May
1
comment Should we use any JS framework which makes HTML as scripting language
I guess it is unclear what you are asking then. It sounds like you don't like the thought of a template language that allows you to put some generation logic in with your HTML. But, I'll bow out of the conversation now.
May
1
comment Should we use any JS framework which makes HTML as scripting language
Yes, that is my point. But, in my example, JS would be building HTML for presentation which you seemed to think was a bad thing. In some cases, a server-style template language might even be used in the client. I'm just trying to explain that life is not always as simple as plain HTML served from a server.
May
1
comment Should we use any JS framework which makes HTML as scripting language
Imagine the case where the user in the browser is browsing data and they wish to drill down to see finer and finer views of some piece of data. It can often be advantageous to not serve a new page everytime they ask to see something else, but to instead issue an ajax call, receive some data, turn that data into the appropriate presentation and then add that to the current view in the browser.
Apr
22
comment Javascript: Anonymous functions
@Ruina - I'm not the person who asked the question - perhaps you meant to address your comment to the OP.
Apr
22
comment Javascript: Anonymous functions
@AdamZuckerman - the term "anonymous function" is used all the time to describe a particular construct in javascript. You can argue whether it is technically anonymous or not (it isn't callable by name outside of it's context so that make it anonymous to me), but that's what it is called in the javascript community. The wikipedia definition I linked above describes it pretty well.
Apr
22
comment Javascript: Anonymous functions
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_function
Apr
22
comment Javascript: Anonymous functions
First off, that's a pretty crummy definition of an anonymous function.
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
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Jun
19
answered What determines which Javascript functions are blocking vs non-blocking?
Apr
26
answered Multi-Threaded JavaScript?