Debut / Why PHP Bloke?

Debut / Why PHP Bloke? So this is it, the first post. Very interesting. So blogging, so. Why is the blog called PHP Bloke? For one thing, Bloke sounds a lot like blog. That’s a good thing. Second, I’ve found the word kind of funny (it means something like guy or guy) since Eddie Izzard […]

Silverlight: One Language for Client and Server

Microsoft has released an alpha version of their new JScript for .NET. The new “Managed JScript” and is currently being developed for use with a browser plug-in. More interesting than that is that C# works in the browser too, along with Python. They have plans to release a version of Ruby and Visual Basic as […]

Code Reduction with a Dynamic Language

In this example, the same code is implemented in both C# and JavaScript to illustrate the significant code reduction possible when a scripting language is used. This code defines an object that can be used to hide specific details about database access. It hides the use of the SqlConnection and SqlCommand as well as the […]

Expert Opinion in Favor of Dynamic Languages

Everyone knows that JavaScript is not for serious software development right? Actually, nothing could be farther from the truth. Some of the industries biggest names speak fondly of “Scripting” languages. In fact, 9 years ago, a man by the name of John K. Ousterhout, foresaw the industry moving toward the use of scripting languages. He […]

Testing Trouble with JScript and ASP .NET Page Object

Testing Trouble with JScript and ASP .NET Page Object I’m writing this article to document a problem that I discovered while trying to do UI tests. In order to do these tests, and follow the TDD practice, I can’t write any code without a broken test. Problem code appears when you can’t find a way […]

Mocking ASP .NET

Whether you’re an Ajax programmer and you want to use JScript in ASP .NET on the server side, or you just want to use a standard language on the server, you will probably be surprised by some new problems you encounter with functions you define on the global object in JScript .NET.  Microsoft has created a more […]

Old in the New [dotNET]

Perhaps you’ve heard about the new dynamic language features coming in the next release of C# (C# 3.0). Did you know that JScript .NET already implements some of these features? Take a look at this new feature that is being offered in C# 3.0: var o = new {greeting = “Hello”, audience =”World”, thisIsACoolNewIdea = […]

The most popular object oriented languages

The most popular object oriented languages today have one thing in common. They provide compilers that enforce your data typing. In Java, C# and VB .NET, the compiler makes sure that you have declared every variable to be an explicit type, and that every call you make to a subroutine that provides or returns a […]

Few words about Javascript

Old Reliable Can you name a language other than JavaScript that can boast of all of these things? Already found on almost every computer in the world. Free Many programmers are already familiar with the language. Supported by almost every operating system. Works well with Ajax-clients Is a .NET language Is both an ECMA and […]

The World’s Best Programming Language

The world’s best programming language is Ruby. What this really means is that I like Ruby more than any other language I have tried so far. I have tried: BASIC (VBScript, Access, VBA, VB 3 – .NET 1.1, Pick, etc..), C, COBOL, Fortran, Pascal, JavaScript, Java, C#, Lisp, Prolog, and Oberon. Obviously my world-view is […]

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