Monday, June 17, 2013

An Interview With Some Code Named Javascript

Host: Hello folks, and welcome to "Interviews with Various Types of Code" here on the YarnGeeks channel! I'm your host, thestashattacked, and I'm here with what some refer to as the "Bastard Child of Web Development..."

(crowd boos dramatically)

Now now everyone. Be nice. Some call him the Bastard Child of Web Development, but his real name is Javascript! Let's give him a round of applause!

(crickets chirp)

Javascript: It's very nice to be here, thestashattacked.

Host: I'm glad to have you. So, tell me, what is it that you do?

Javascript: I'm the third part of a triad of codes called Client Side Code. The other two parts are HTML and CSS. 

Host: For those who are unaware, HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language, and CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. What is it that you do with the two of them?

Javascript: HTML determines what your content is. Basically what goes into the paragraphs and headers and such. CSS determines what your web page looks like. I tell it what to do. I'm a form of dynamic code, similar to PHP. 

Host: Ah yes. Your half-brother, PHP. I understand he was born to Web Development and Server-Side code, while your father might have been Client Side. 

Javascript: Largely, yes. We do have similarities in that we're both scripting languages and we're both used to create dynamic web pages, But that's where the similarities end. 

Host: I understand you're harder to learn than PHP. 

Javascript: Well... that would depend...

Host: This is really a simple yes or no question. 

Javascript: I really can't answer that question.

Host: Is it true you weren't fully tested before launch?

(crowd gasps)

Javascript: I was tested! Sort of...

Host: From what I have here in my notes, it says here you were released with little to no lab testing whereas PHP was tested extensively before he was launched.

Javascript: Okay, yes, it's true.

Host: Also, I understand that you deeply enjoy screwing programmers over.

Javascript: Actually no. Just you.

Host: Really?

Javascript: Yeah. Sorry about that.

Host: Dude. Not cool. I've been stumped on a blog post for a month because I've been working with you instead of thinking up funny post ideas.

Javascript: Yeah. I know. I'm sorry.

Host: (huffily) Well, that's all the time we have for tonight. Join us next time when we interview PHP and his wife, SQL.


Sorry about the long delay, folks. I've been working on learning Javascript and let me tell you, it's a tough little booger. 

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