10 Sep 2003 judge   » (Master)

iRATE
It certainly is cool. That's why we work on it.
diablod3: currently we are swamped with work. As of now people just post links on the mailing list and Tony writes spiders to find mp3s.
I recommend that people try recent iRATE cvs(or unstable snapshots). We've done a few nice fixes and improvements. I'm sure that our next release will be yet another big step towards world domination.

JavaScript
nymia: I have no idea why more people don't embrace javascript. It's an absolutely rocking c-like scripting language. We used the mozilla js engine in j-alice.org stuff and it was just amazing. It's very portable, very easy to embed and makes the application much more flexible. In our case embedding javascript in the data made it possible to provide simple logic without having to recompiling the core. That's convenient to both developers and users.
I learned js in the early days of html and it was nice to reuse that knowledge and apply it to a real application.
It's too bad that most javascript users are clueless web monkeys who just use premade scripts that they found on script-collection websites.

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