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Comment: Dumb Slashdotters (Score 3, Insightful) 407

by bigsexyjoe (#49743501) Attached to: The Reason For Java's Staying Power: It's Easy To Read

This is an article about why Java has decent staying power, not about why it is the perfect language, nor most readable language possible. The article does not say people will be using Java in 1,0000 years. But Java became popular and continues to have strong staying power for an old language. There are reasons for that, even if it isn't your cup of tea.

Comment: Yes, partly because it's easy (Score 1) 218

by bigsexyjoe (#49564277) Attached to: JavaScript Devs: Is It Still Worth Learning jQuery?

If you need to support IE 7, definitely. But if you don't, you what? Use it anyway. The best of jQuery has been brought into the JavaScript language itself and other libraries. But jQuery still makes a lot of little things easier.

You could use the new querySelectorAll functionality in JavaScript, but learning that teaches you the basics of how to use jQuery. Also, I think jQuery still has a few selectors that aren't in querySelectorAll . Furthermore, querySelectorAll is very long to type.

You can use a different AJAX library, but is that library any easier or better than jQuery? You can do AJAX with no library, but bare JavaScript API is ugly.

It might be better to use Q for promises, but the API for Q is about the same as the jQuery promises API.

Again, you might get these things from other libraries but it has deep extend. It is much nicer to trigger events with jQuery. Ready is much nicer with jQuery.

Ironically, I'm going to refer you to http://youmightnotneedjquery.c... Because guess what? When you look, a lot of those things are a lot easier with jQuery and that site makes it clear.

Also, there are jQuery plugins. I don't think writing jQuery plugins is something that you want to do for a modern webapp, but you might find yourself supporting them.

Comment: They use new Windows to break into moblie (Score 1) 445

People keep asking why are they changing Windows when people like what they have? The answer is that new versions of Microsoft Windows will sell whether you like the new features or not. So they are using Windows for other goals. Specifically, they are using Windows for PC to accustom you to their Mobile offerings. That is their most logical way of making money and staying relevant. Just making you really like Windows 10 a lot doesn't really help them.

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