Posted August 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM by Ben Nadel
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We're in that boat, too, and it seems to vary for customer. A year ago I was working for a solely CF e-commerce shop, and there was design convention around no-script users, if only because a significant portion of their purchasing demographic could be grandmas with the circa 1990s Packard Bell.
We are all in thrall to the inexorable grind of technological progress!
@Ben: Very cool! It's pretty awesome when you can control your environment, especially when you enjoy that type and level of development. But I can see the usefulness in being able to do both/either.
For my current situation, I am required to develop in script when I can, meaning I develop in script every day, practically all the time. I also develop, currently, exclusively for explorer, not firefox. If it works in firefox, that is considered a plus, but I use firefox for actual development often because of the development tools that come with it. I just run into issues sometimes with something that had been working in firefox not working in ie.
@Brian, btw....this is a bit off-topic (sorry @Ben), but the other day, I was fixing this dish, and I thought I was modifying it to be very Jewish-friendly...in that I replaced the pork with chicken. It was just as yummy as the pork dish as chicken! But then, I was speaking with a guy at work who is also Jewish, and he told me that for Kosher Jewish dishes, you aren't allowed to mix dairy with meat. Oh rats! I guess it doesn't qualify, then! The dish cooks, "braises", the meat in a milk. Not to step on any toes, but it creates this delicious, creamy "gravy-like substance" that is just completely delicious (sorry). But I get the rules and all...I mean that they are there and that there are rules. I'm sure there is reason behind them as well...I just don't know all the rules yet.
@Anna - hah, yeah, the laws of kashrut are intricate and varied. I used to have to do masgiach duties at a military facility where we had a space that was ostensibly to be a kosher kitchen. 9/10 times I was having to explain those rules to non-Jews we shared the space with. For my part, I'm a vegetarian on top of keeping kosher, so I'd have to take your word for it.
I was trying to conceive of a development world without jQuery the other day. It hurt my brain. Some of the problems we're tackling, and not just for traditional browser clients, but for mobile, with these practices, is overwhelming at this time.
It's why when I run into an old-world mentality dev in my current job capacity, it's like being doused with cold water. Working in an industry with thick client expectations of web SaaS, well, several years ago we'd have had to tell them to purchase a web farm or go pound sand to support some of the in-page transactions they want. It's amazing what we can deliver now.
I'd be interested as you know I'm pretty good with FW/1.
My js skills though are really basic. Im actively working on improving my JS kungfu but I suspect you are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and I dont think that would be me as far as js.