05-02-2006, 12:49 PM
05-02-2006, 02:01 PM
Technology will continue to advance...can't really do much about that. JS seems like it will be applicable for atleast the near future so I wouldn't worry about it to much. If you wanted someting with an assured longer shelf life (and more features/control) I'd suggest switching over to using php with a database (like MySQL).
05-02-2006, 03:03 PM
It's likely to be around for a long while, particularly as there's as yet no significant dots on the horizon of something which is set to replace the functionality of js.
Still, as mildlyincoherent suggests, you may be bette off using something like PHP and MySQL. Not because js is about to die out (which it isn't), but because tools like server-side languages and databases are simply better tools for the jobs you're doing.
05-02-2006, 04:22 PM
Well, the important thing is your data, not the application.
Eventually, your application will fail as technology changes. But you want your data to stay intact.
Keeping your data in an open-source database like MySQL or Postgresql, or in standard ascii text files will give you the best chance of keeping your data as your application changes.
05-02-2006, 10:51 PM
05-06-2006, 12:57 PM
Thanx for your responses. Will MySql be good for client-side development only?
php/mySQL will be just enough a little while ......
05-06-2006, 07:16 PM
I think JS has a far longer shelf-life than PHP. We'll be writing server-side scripts in JS before too long .. you mark my words ;)
05-06-2006, 10:32 PM
These issues need to be dealt with for it to become a good language for the server. Most important is a good library (host or open archive is of little importance) implemented as some kind of modules, and improved performance for string building and manipulation.
05-07-2006, 09:08 AM