JavaScript Web Applications

JavaScript has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1995 as part of the Netscape browser, to the high-performance JIT interpreters of today. Even just five
years ago developers were blown away by Ajax and the yellow fade technique; now, complex JavaScript apps run into the hundreds of thousands of lines. In the last year, a new breed of JavaScript applications has appeared, giving an experience people were used to on the desktop, but that was unheard of on the Web. Gone are the slow page requests every time a user interacts with an application; instead, JavaScript engines are now so powerful we can keep state client side, giving a much more responsive and improved experience.