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JavaScript under scrutiny at Plat_forms 2011

December 22, 2010 by thilo

… we consider their participation a glimpse of the future …

With these words our team (Alex, Frank and Me) got accepted with JavaScript into the web development platform comparison “Plat_forms 2011“. Big words :)

Plat_forms is a contest in which teams of three programmers compete to implement the same requirements for a web-based system within two days, using different technology platforms. It will be held in Nürnberg from 18th to 19th January.

The purpose of the Plat_forms is to provide new insights into the real pros, cons and emergent properties of each platform by analyzing various aspects like usability, structure, performance, scalability etc.

Sadly we were the only applicant for Javascript, so our results for JavaScript platform will be treated noncompetitively in the evaluation. The other participating platforms are our beloved Ruby, PHP, Perl and good old Java.

Although we use Ruby as our main language we are getting more and more comfortable with JavaScript. Just recently JavaScript got a huge boost with faster VMs, server side execution, powerful libraries and more possibilities on the client side commonly regarded as HTML5. So our usage of JavaScript increased over time and now ranges from rich client interfaces over special server side tasks to small JavaScript only apps.

With our participation with JavaScript at Plat_forms 2011 we want to push our skills and boundaries further. We are excited and anticipate the insights that our participation with JavaScript will reveal.