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Going Javascript Crazy

gjcIt sounded like my latest career move was going to be a bit more interesting than I had planned. Congratulations, Bob, on your new job. Belo’s quite an outfit,” read the note from the estimable editor of this fine journal. “And, uh, ummm, do you plan to still write a column for I know you won’t leave us in suspense for the follow to the last one you wrote. The one about sex.”

The note went on to offer helpful hints and insights into Texas life, including this bit of borrowed wisdom: “If I owned both hell and Texas, in the summer I’d rent out Texas and live in hell.”

Nothing like a bit of encouragement. But I suppose

Web Development History Is Amazing

Last year marked a revolution in back-end design. The major force behind this change was not just a need for better functionality but for a better process in Web development. In an industry survey from 1999, Web startups found that 80 percent of their budget was typically spent on development costs. These companies also observed that the best sites redesign every two months. The enormous development costs got people’s attention. Complex, transaction-heavy sites were demanding better processes. The old one-tier sites with static HTML or just CGI were fading away, and even the newer, two-tier systems like flat ASP or Cold Fusion were becoming impossible to keep clean and updareable.

wdhWhat is meant exactly by tiered site architecture? The three