Musings on all things RIA

Here are my collected thoughts on all manner of issues regarding Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and Software Engineering.

    1. Failings of RWD (New Dec 2015)
    2. Parallels between VB and JS
    3. Websites, Web Applications and Mobile Apps
    4. The role of CSS vendor prefixing
    5. XML or JSON
    6. CoffeeScript vs JavaScript and SASS vs CSS
    7. Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
    8. Pros and Cons of JavaScript Frameworks
    9. The tale of M. V. Star
    10. The role of Design Patterns
    11. Java v Python v JavaScript
    12. Progressive Enhancement, Graceful Degradation and RWD
    13. RegExp: the leafcutter ant
    14. JavaScript Namespacing


  • From Web 1.0 to SOSA, with CORS for distraction (PENDING)
  • Farewell IE6 and thanks for the broad shoulders (PLANNED)
  • “You develop the UI – so you make it look pretty!” (PLANNED)
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD) for Web Applications (PLANNED)
  • User Accessibility (WCAG/ARIA) for Web Applications (PLANNED)
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    I welcome all constructive comments on my articles, especially comments that correct my impressions. I am a firm believer in the mantra “you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your successes” and have plenty of experience in this respect!


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