Does JavaScript suck?

It’s not often that I’m moved to post a long response to anyone’s blog, but I came across a post entitled JavaScript sucks (volume 1) that made me jump to action (my comment here). There seems to be more and more people bashing JavaScript nowadays; not really sure why. Afterall, what better time is there to be a JavaScript developer than right now?

As with most articles dissing JavaScript, this one suffers from a lack of information about the way the language is intended to work. One might even say that the author would benefit from reading a certain book written by…me. It’s too bad JavaScript is still so misunderstood. It is really a very powerful language, but just like every language, it has its quirks.

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