Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Mar 2013 11:47 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Still, Firefox OS could have a big impact on the Web even if it never gains significant market share. By pushing the Web forward, Mozilla is helping to ensure that mobile websites will continue to be relevant even as developers create hundreds of thousands of proprietary apps. Firefox could lose the battle for the smartphone OS market but still win the war for open standards."
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by pandronic on Fri 29th Mar 2013 10:10 UTC in reply to "HTML5/JS"
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Well, I can tell you my personal perspective. I started as a low level programmer - ASM, C and all that stuff, but in time I realized that I tended to focus too much on the implementation of my ideas instead of my ideas - which, I can't lie, at the time, was a pleasure in itself. But as time went by, I realized that I wanted more to make my ideas come to life, than to get lost in the implementation. That's when I went into web development - you could just sit down and program and not think that much about implementation details and language constraints.

Unfortunately, I've always yearned to get back to app development, but until Python I haven't found anything compatible with the way I wanted to do things. But, I didn't have the time or the disposition to learn more than a crust of Python and I still couldn't get back to doing what I loved.

That is, until recently. And to my surprise instead of Mohammed going to the mountain, the mountain is coming to Mohammed. JS is slowly but surely becoming an application language. I couldn't be more excited.

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