And hilarity ensued.
Instead, try this mental shift: think of the language as cScript. You know, c, only scripty. I know, you're thinking this is crazy, but work with me for a moment.
Now, it is dog slow -- hello, why the hell isn't it JIT-ed? -- and shows quirks from having evolved amidst the browser wars. But with the canvas tag and other sexiness looming on the horizon -- not to mention the uber-fast ActionScript engine in Flash -- I'm having a blast. This weekend I get to start working on my first test app, which will be fun.
Current plan of record, for those following at home, is to do first pass of test app in PHP, then recreate it in Rails. I figure the compare and contrast should be enjoyable.
Thursday, January 17, 2008