You're Optimizing the Wrong Things

added by JavaScript Kicks
4/7/2015 8:45:47 AM


It seems like every time somebody suggests to the JavaScript world that there’s a different (often better) way to do things than the status quo, the knee-jerk response is to say that the old way is faster, and start pulling out perf scores. That’s all well and good, but by that standard, we should all be writing everything in C. The perf differences between one technique and another in JavaScript is just one of many considerations you should weigh while you’re working. Other major factors that should not be cast asside include developer productivity, code readability, application flexibility, and extensibility. Think about the trade off before you make it.