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Why everyone should learn JavaScript

Computer code and script have really become the “lingua franca” of the digital era. All the mobile devices, applications, games, websites that we spend so much time engaging with in our digital lives – all of these technologies rely on code to make them run. Having skills and “fluency” in the new language of code… Read the full post

What’s new in JavaScript?

JavaScript has emerged in the past couple years as the de facto expression of next generation web technologies, and a critical component of HTML5 technologies – along with CSS and JQuery. The stakes have been high. The well-known and rather tired debate in recent years over who owns the future of web and mobile development… Read the full post


Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADPs) – Final

We’ve learned that PhoneGap is a true multi-platform MADP that works by creating a web to native abstraction layer or “bridge” in JavaScript. With one code base you can directly access the device’s native features. PhoneGap’s “write once, run everywhere” capability is really the formula that can save your organization significant time and money. With… Read the full post


Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADPs) – Part 3

In Part 2 of this series we kicked off a discussion on the PhoneGap environment and how it uses the UIWebview (or Webview) environment to communicate with the Native code of the device through a set of JavaScript calls. Understanding how this web to native abstraction works helps us to better appreciate the main value… Read the full post


Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADPs) – Part 2

To keep up with the enormous influence and demand of mobile technologies, business leaders today need tools that can create quick and agile applications at the speed of the market. Mobile Application Development Platforms, otherwise known as MADPs, provide this value by offering the capabilities of “write once, run everywhere.” The ability to deploy applications… Read the full post


The Chronology of a Click, Part XIV

So far, this series presented the details of all the things that happen after a user clicks a link to retrieve a new web page. It purported to follow the details chronologically, but in truth we know that cannot be true. If all the processes we discussed were to happen consecutively, the web page would… Read the full post


This Week in Website Performance

This Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the Monitor.Us blog. It summarizes recent articles about website performance. Why? Because your friends at Monitor.Us care. The Chronology of a Click, Part II Author: Warren Gaebel. This article continues the series, “The Chronology of a Click.” Part II describes what happens from the time… Read the full post

Javascript performance tips

Memoizing Javascript Snippets in Local Storage

These simple truths: registers are faster than memory, memory is faster than external storage, external storage is faster than the local network, and the local network is faster than the Internet provide performance hints for web applications. One such hint is that we should store components on the local hard disk rather than retrieving them… Read the full post