Lines of Code is a Bad Metric, Either Way

October 7, 2012

The Dropbox team had a post explaining their decision to use CoffeeScript instead of JavaScript and, in particular, re-writing their existing codebase in CoffeeScript. In case you are unfamiliar with CoffeeScript, it is a language that compiles down into JavaScript, so you have the option to do new development in CoffeeScript while retaining your previous […]

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JavaScript is More Complex and Important than You Realize

April 19, 2011

Kudos to Michael Woloszynowicz for pointing out that the JavaScript experience on the resumes of most people is worthless. If you tried to interview most people on JavaScript beyond the basic stuff, it would be a one-sided monologue. To be fair, these developers are much better at the language they consider their primary one and JavaScript […]

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