An Un-new Idea: Server-side JavaScript

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - Jerry Sievert

My first few run-ins with JavaScript left me wanting. JavaScript was in its infancy, the platform was fairly immature, and I had my sites set on the server side.

Fast-forward a decade, and I found myself taking a job writing software for big-box retail product finders: the platform was Mozilla XUL, running on embedded Linux systems, the development environment a mix of JavaScript and C++ sprinkled liberally with JSUnit.