On Mon, 2009-03-23 at 10:43 -0400, tedd 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?

If I recall correctly Netscape originally developed JavaScript to run
server side.

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