Chapter 10. More Effective JavaScript

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.

J. K. Rowling

A statement you might hear frequently these days is that JavaScript is the language of the future—the primary tool to deal with the wonders being delivered by HTML5. So far, I haven’t jumped onto the HTML5 bandwagon, although I do realize the key role that HTML5 plays when it comes to planning multiplatform mobile applications.

Many people see HTML5 as the lingua franca of future applications—write it once and run it everywhere. I can’t see what the future has in store, but looking at the past I can conclude that we never had any real lingua franca even though we’ve been told quite a few times that one has been found. Anyway, wherever ...

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