Thursday, February 10, 2011

JavaScript Meta blog

JavaScript is a critical component of PeopleSoft applications. With the web browser pretty much taking over as the rendering engine for enterprise applications, I see JavaScript as a critical language for computer professionals. Of course, technologies like PeopleTools and ADF contain abstraction layers so application developers do not have to write JavaScript, but, in the end, someone has to write the JavaScript generated by those abstraction layers. And, if something goes wrong, odds are very good you will have to dig through the generated JavaScript to see what went wrong (where, when, why, etc).

Anyway, I think JavaScript is one of the most important modern languages a programmer can learn, and I know I'm not alone in this opinion. Of late, I've found some very interesting online resources for people interested in learning JavaScript, so I wrote this post to pass those resources along to PeopleSoft developers.

I will maintain this as a "Meta-blog" post and update it as I find more resources. I will attempt to keep the list short, so you don't have to sift through thousands of irrelevant tutorials. Restated: this is not a complete list. It is just a short list of tutorials that I think stand above the rest.