Dev vs Dev! JavaScript is a Toy

January 6th, 2011 by Mike Wilcox

This is the second video in the Dev vs Dev series, using the XtraNormal movie maker. What does it sound like when a front end developer suggests to a back end developer that a project should use JavaScript? It might sound something like the following.

As in the first video, while this focuses on a Java developer, it is a compilation from ASP and PHP guys as well (and regardless I hope you see the humor in it). Unlike the first video, this conversation is not based on my work experience, this one is based on online conversations that I’ve had on LinkedIn, Stackoverflow, and other web communities.

Note this video is not intended to answer any pragmatic questions. To see why JavaScript is not a toy, see Bob’s post. This video is focused on trying to have that conversation.


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  3. Kris says:

    As time has gone on, I’ve fallen out of love with Java and am slowly becoming more comfortable with JavaScript.

    You should do a sequel where the front-end developer suggests to the back-end developer that the project should use JavaScript as the *back-end* engine.