Archives Dec. 23, 2008

Javascript's default-global... repressed memories

I used to do ridiculous amounts of Javascript for Holodesk, so I *should* have immediately twigged to this, but it's been 8 years and I've managed to block this particular silliness out.  Say you have a reusable (Dojo) widget where you need to access "this" in a callback.  The callback function will have "this" bound ...

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Abstractions and Drowning in Them

Have been spending a lot of quality time with Dojo this weekend, and it's making me think about abstractions again.  The pattern seems to repeat itself again and again; you dive into a deep pool of someone else's abstractions, you spend days working out all the little undocumented assumptions and missing pieces, eventually you get ...

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