Posts by Will Binns-Smith

In What the Web Platform can learn from Node.js, we explored the benefits of narrowly scoped abstractions created by developers for developers. Let's learn how and why you should bring this same style of development to your own web frontend.

As web developers, we've all come to appreciate the layer of sanity that libraries like jQuery slather atop the inconsistencies and awkwardness of what the platform provides. What was once constructing an XMLHTTPRequest object over a handful of lines becomes a single-line invocation of $.ajax, and interaction with the DOM through jQuery rarely involves platform-specific hacks and workarounds.