Javascript For Living?? Oh hell yeah….

I just came across this article in Ajaxaian where Dion Almaer rant what you need to do when you code JS for living!!! Some says that pure JS is nothing, some says that just JS cant take you anywhere. I agree partially with Dion’s thought and wants to add something by myself.

Well, you can do pure JS for living as I am doing right now. Beside lots other tasks in pageflakes, I write huge amount of JS everyweek to develop flakes as a development engineer. Beside that I also maintain the community, study JS in the user submitted flakes and support them to write efficient JS. If you neglect JS as a language, you are doing a big mistake. JS is extremely powerful and you can do things beyond your imagination with it.

I want to add some tips beside dion’s suggestions. You also need to do the following if you really want to live by coding JS.

1. DOM Scripting is a Must, but not all, simple Node operations will do.
2. Interacting with CSS is also a must.
3. Manipulating JSON is more important than XML becoz its much more flexible and lightweight to transfer your data as JSON object.
4. Choose some popular libraries and stick to them. Personally I suggest Prototype (Its a must), jQuery, mooTools and Scriptaculous. I dont like Dojo becoz it seems too heavier to me. (I dont agree with Dino in this issue, I suggest DRY, Dont Repeat Yourself. Why do you have to reinvent the wheel?)
5. AJAX is also a must.
6. Being able to write JS in Object Notation format (he he he, its JSON)
7. keep yourself uptodate by visiting sites which inform you what’s actually going on in this sector.
8. Be aware of browser compatibility issues (Its a must)

And Finally

9. Love JS


  1. one of our colleagues was telling,
    “when ppl will die, god will give a task for the evil people for their punishment…”

    so we were curious to know more about the punishment as we are religious … our colleague said:
    “…god will say, make a web stuff only using JavaScript…”

    evil will show up a smile face,
    “Huh!!… at least i can give a try..”

    our colleague said:
    “…god will say, it must be compatible with all browsers… including IE 6 and Opera…”

    best wishes, for javascript … 🙂

  2. Hasin Bro,

    Good post. It will be a lot more helpful if you can post the most exciting resource links besides the tips. Like:

    1. DOM Scripting………will do. Here is an article that helped me most.

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. I would like to add a rather supererogatory and pretentious remark that everyone neophyte in jscript like me should study Hasin’s Bangla Keyboard’s js. That might help 😉

  4. Hello
    I am Prashant from calcutta India.
    I need your help in wordpress.
    I have integrated WordPress in my site and now from here anyone can create new WPblog. Its working fine.

    If my site is then after creating WPblog the new blog url is

    Problem :

    Now i am trying to use XML-RPC 2.2 and trying to fetch blogger information, its working fine if i am trying to fetch blogs which is under (hosted by others) but i am not able to fetch the same for my site!! ( I have .htaccess in my site and from there i am redirecting my user to there blogs.) . Will you please tell me what the mistake i am doing here.

    Error : When i am trying to fetch the “” then i am getting “404 not found” ,when i am doing i am getting the msg : “XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only.”

    I show this error in many site but not getting the solution. i hope i will get help soon!!!

  5. আমি চাই ওয়ার্ডপ্রেসে কোন পোস্ট লেখকের নামের উপর মাউস ধরলে যেন তার ছবি এবং তার Biographical info দেখা যায়। ফেইসবুকে কারও নামের উপর মাউস ধরলে যেমনটা হয়। আশা করি আপনার কাছ থেকে এর একটা দারুন সমাধান পাব।

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