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R. Grimes
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Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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I must admit, I come to jQuery (via ZKoss) quite reluctantly. We (my company) changed last year after Flex was made the red headed step-child by Apple and Adobe. Quite frankly, I've always felt the only insulation from cross-browser hell was through something such as Adobe's AVM, so as protect the developer against browser idiosyncrasies. Now, I guess jQuery is meant to insulate us from all that. Just curious, how confident are you that, in five years, we won't find that the currently acclaimed HTML5, along with supporting technologies like jQuery, are made obsolete or passé?

I can't help but wonder, "Really! Is HTML and JS the best we can do?"

Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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People have been predicting the "death" of HTML/JavaScript/CSS for years and years. Ain't happened yet, and I don't think it's gonna happen anytime soon.

Stop kicking and embrace the reality and you'll be a lot happier.

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Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
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I'll also say, that I am a middle tier guy, spent many years doing that code and hated anytime someone made me work in a .jsp file. I did not front end web UI stuff because I hated HTML, CSS and Javascript.
I am not a Web guy.

However, I have changed and really because of HTML 5 CSS3 and JQuery and really enjoy it. And find yes, it is so way better then Flash/Flex, better than HTML and JavaScript before. That is it the best you can do. There isn't going to be a "better" solution, because they have found the best way to do the web with HTML, CSS and Javascript.


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