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Comment: Re:meh (Score 2, Insightful) 96

by halivar (#49564071) Attached to: JavaScript Devs: Is It Still Worth Learning jQuery?

I agree in the main that DOM manipulation is the root of all JS sin, but the list you provide is not my experience as all. Like all code, well-written JS+jQuery ought to be self-documenting. Again: caveat is well-written. The learning curve is no steeper than figuring out JS's own native esotericisms. Yes, jQuery is slow as fuck. $('#something') is something like thirty times slower than document.getElementByID(), BUT when you are in the realm of milliseconds I will trade those extra keystrokes because I'm on a deadline, and the user will not notice 99 times out of a hundred. Almost every time I've had to diagnose slow jQuery, the author was doing something bad, like reselecting the same DOM elements in tight loops.

IOW, there has to be a balance between performance and ease of development, and jQuery is my optimal point. Sometimes it's the wrong fit: when speed is the overriding factor above all others, it's not appropriate. But to extrapolate that into a never, never, never rule smacks me as throwing the baby out with the bath water. The problems with it are usually academic, not practical.

Comment: Re:The Psy-Ops Shilling Is Real. (Score 2) 143

by halivar (#49492579) Attached to: Wikileaks Publishes Hacked Sony Emails, Documents

Preach it, brother. Looking at ScentCone's posting history, I can see that his posts are cunningly crafted to look like an average Slashdot poster, thus proving his true identity as a CIA/Halliburton/Illuminati/Bilderburger/Opus Dei/Sleestak agent.

Look out for the black helicopters. They come for you as we speak. I will soon communicate with you further through the resistance carrier pigeon network.

Comment: Re:Turkey (Score 1) 249

by halivar (#49472681) Attached to: Turkish Hackers Target Vatican Website After Pope's Genocide Comment

I'm not going to attach decorators to a perfectly factual word to match the full spectrum of opinions on a matter. The treatment of Native Americans was a mistake. That is a fact, and to my understanding not in dispute anywhere. It may be a good many other things, too, and describable in visceral, grisly detail, but I am not obligated to list them every single time I mention the subject.

Dead? No excuse for laying off work.