A Million Lines of JavaScript!

March 28, 2013
Posted in Javascript


I recently read an article (in Techcrunch,) where the author suggest that JavaScript may have problems with projects with over a million lines of code … and because of that, you should consider alternatives.


This is a silly thing to say because for 99% of us, we will never even come close to writing that much JavaScript in a single application.

… This is a rare project indeed!!

Experience has taught me that you should not make big technology changes based on rare events or rather, rare potential needs. Instead, your choices should be made based on common day-to-day needs.

Today, JavaScript is king of the client side, as it is supported by all browsers and on all operating systems. In addition, JavaScript has a huge community behind it with amazing frameworks (like JQuery) that you can leverage as a web programmer for free.

So don’t listen to crazy nerds who try to strike fear in you, with stories of massive meteors crashing into earth destroying the planet. Instead of worrying about that and other crazy lottery ticket like events, just pay attention to when you are crossing a busy street, and you should be fine.

Thanks for reading,

Stefan Mischook


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