How to create a bunch of code that does nothing -- Implementing Mutual Exclusion for AJAX

A classic case of a developer over-complicating code based on nothing more than a superstition: AJAX == multi-threaded programming

Javascript is single threaded and event driven, making the entire article and library completely useless. And yet it's made it onto O'Reilly's OnJava site.

You'd think computer programmers wouldn't be superstitious, but I've seen (and even held) my fair share of idiotic programming beliefs based on nothing more than rumor.

Posted April 9, 2006 9:25 PM