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Is Javascript 'good enough' as the language of the (front end) web?   [Edit]

Survey period: 20 Jul 2009 to 27 Jul 2009

Firefox and Chrome have boosted Javascript performance. Is this enough headroom, or do we need a different language on the browser front-end?

OptionVotes% 
Javascript is good enough as it is9611.35
Javascript will continue to evolve with the web and will be good enough24528.96
Javascript is probably not good enough768.98
Javascript must go. We need a different language powering website front-ends11914.07
HTML is the problem, not javascript. Let's move to Flash, Silverlight or Air.9010.64
I don't care about the language per se, but the interpreter or runtime used on the front end will need improving738.63
I have javascript and all browser add-ons disabled182.13
Don't know, don't care12915.25



 
GeneralRe: No. It Was Called JavaScript, Then Got Adopted As ECMA-Script Pin
GibbleCH21-Jul-09 9:16
GibbleCH21-Jul-09 9:16 
GeneralRe: No. It Was Called JavaScript, Then Got Adopted As ECMA-Script Pin
dwieneke21-Jul-09 9:51
dwieneke21-Jul-09 9:51 
GeneralRe: It is ECMA-Script which got called Javascript Pin
alexander_h23-Jul-09 20:43
alexander_h23-Jul-09 20:43 
GeneralJavascript will continue to evolve with the web and will be good enough Pin
koolprasad200319-Jul-09 20:45
professionalkoolprasad200319-Jul-09 20:45 
GeneralDon't know, don't care PinPopular
PIEBALDconsult19-Jul-09 18:58
mvePIEBALDconsult19-Jul-09 18:58 
GeneralRe: Don't know, don't care Pin
radioman.lt19-Jul-09 19:50
radioman.lt19-Jul-09 19:50 
GeneralRe: Don't know, don't care Pin
Jeremy Falcon20-Jul-09 5:00
professionalJeremy Falcon20-Jul-09 5:00 
GeneralRe: Don't know, don't care Pin
GMorris20-Jul-09 10:58
GMorris20-Jul-09 10:58 
Well, I'm not that concerned about the state (or lack of it), what concerns me is the HTML part of it. Not that it's THAT bad, it does work, but for how long? I think there should be just ONE language to write web pages and applications, and never should a developer have to integrate one technology into an older one. Javascript (and VBScript as well) works great for a lot of things, and can probably survive well into the future, I just wish someone would get brave and introduce a browser that will interpret both HTML pages and new pages written in a nice, well-thought-out language that ALL browsers would soon integrate into their interfaces. It would be especially nice if such application/language were open-source as well. Just dreaming...

Gary W. Morris, Entepreneur

GeneralRe: Don't know, don't care Pin
Jeremy Falcon21-Jul-09 5:43
professionalJeremy Falcon21-Jul-09 5:43 
GeneralRe: Don't know, don't care Pin
GMorris23-Jul-09 11:55
GMorris23-Jul-09 11:55 
GeneralRe: Don't know, don't care Pin
Jeremy Falcon23-Jul-09 12:08
professionalJeremy Falcon23-Jul-09 12:08 
GeneralRe: Don't know, don't care Pin
GMorris23-Jul-09 12:15
GMorris23-Jul-09 12:15 
GeneralRe: Don't know, don't care Pin
Mycroft Holmes20-Jul-09 14:11
professionalMycroft Holmes20-Jul-09 14:11 
GeneralRe: Don't know, don't care Pin
mcgowand21-Jul-09 2:13
mcgowand21-Jul-09 2:13 
GeneralRe: Don't know, don't care Pin
GMorris23-Jul-09 11:58
GMorris23-Jul-09 11:58 

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