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Simply JavaScript by Cameron Adams, Kevin Yank

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Chapter 9Looking Forward

When you first picked up this book, you were undoubtedly aware of JavaScript’s meteoric rise in (or return to) popularity over the past couple of years. Interest in JavaScript—and its usage on the Web—is now at its highest point ever, and it’s only going to keep rising.

However, for all its popularity, JavaScript is still very immature—a truth that applies to many aspects of the Web. New things are being learned about JavaScript each day, and new ideas are springing up from every corner of the globe. JavaScript is a language that’s yet to reach its full potential.

It wasn’t so long ago that developers could forget about being unobtrusive! Everything was obtrusive: we used inline event handlers in our HTML, content was ...

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