On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:43 AM, tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote:

> At 10:24 AM -0400 3/23/09, Robert Cummings wrote:
>> My point is, just because new techniques and technoloigies
>> come out, is in no way a boundary condition on an existing technology's
>> lifespan or efficacy in any particular environment. The deprecation of
>> usefulness of any technology is based on many more variables than
>> "Jquery - The New Game just began". Jquery runs in the browser, it will
>> never replace server side data acquisition, caching, and manipulation.
>> It will merely augment. Moreover, it is completely useless when
>> JavaScript is disabled. Your post also made the assumption that PHP is
>> used for web sites only. Many people are using it for other tasks too.
>> Popularity is also not a useful metric of the demise of a language. It
>> may just be that less people are familiar with JQuery and so there are
>> more questions whereas PHP has been around long enough that the bulk of
>> people interested in it have a good enough foundation in it that they
>> don't need to ask questions.
>> Cheers,
>> Rob.
> Rob:
> All good and excellent points.
> However, I have heard of "new" javascript being run server-side. What's the
> likelihood of that "catching on" and surpassing php?
> Cheers,
> tedd
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JS has been running on MS servers for a long time. It was always viewes as
an acceptable replacement for vbscript.



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