[xquery-talk] HRE: and what I think we should tackle right now

Andrew Welch andrew.j.welch at gmail.com
Tue May 21 07:17:09 PDT 2013

On 21 May 2013 15:09, David Lee <dlee at calldei.com> wrote:
>>> Andrew
> I don't get it - the language of the browser is javascript, and its
> easy to process json in javascript.... The back end could well be xml,
> but the server -> client communication is always going to be json
> while the processing language is javascript - what's the problem with
> that?
> <<<
> I wouldn't hold my breath for "always".
> I will make a prediction and bet a 1 beer delivered in person if you come to me personally in 5 years.
> I predict that in 5 years that the majority of Web Applications Running In Browsers will *not* be authored in JavaScript directly, but rather in a language that compiles to JavaScript.

The folly of prediction :)   (plus im not Scottish so I won't hold you
to that beer)

Whilst the client application might be written in a language that
compiles to javascript, what will the format be of the client/server

Andrew Welch

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