I tried to look into Web UI Development, especially in the context of RTC Extensions like dashboards and the like several times in the past. I couldn’t get it to fly. It was a total disaster so far. I couldn’t understand how all that works and what the fuzz was all about. The more I looked into it, the more confused I was.
I am well aware that the topic and my approach to it could be very controversial. If you like to disagree with any of my assessment, please feel free to do so in the comments. I rarely dismiss comments, but please be aware that the comments in this blog are moderated xD.
Its Not The Language
Anyway, to have a common language with a common syntax and semantic is probably useful if you have to switch the domains often. At least you don’t have to learn a new language over and over.
Its Not The Development Environment
I am missing a good library handling and context sensitive editor support. There might be some cool development environment out there, but it has eluded me so far. Any suggestions are welcome, as always.
I have seen the first computers making their appearance in schools. With enormous keyboards with two lines of 40 characters to display. Nothing one would associate with a computer today. I was lucky enough to be able to write my first own programs on Commodore PET, VIC-20, 64 and on the first IBM PC’s. Ignore the first program on a Texas Instruments calculator with 32 programmable steps. I have developed without debugger, because there were no debuggers available or not affordable e.g. you could buy in circuit debuggers for embedded systems but that was sometimes unaffordable even for companies back then.
Feeding The Confusion
The Doors Next Extension Mechanism