Friday, November 28, 2008

Javascript and MVC

Interesting article called Blurring MVC lines. It's about MVC pattern in web development. His basic concern is having to program in Javascript, which he finds obtuse. Otherwise, he praises the idea of a rich client web interface, i.e., AJAX. I can paraphrase the article as "javascript sucks, here's how you can write AJAX apps without writing javascript". Mr. Leighton also fails the full disclosure test, being a "lead developer" on Pyjamas, one of the frameworks he touts. It smacks of a bit of condenscension, that Javascript is too hard for the average developer.