ECMAScript 3.1 (and Harmony) for dummies

Keryx Web webmaster at
Fri Sep 12 07:57:57 PDT 2008


I am in charge of developing DOM Scripting courses on behalf of the Web 
Standards Project Educational Task Force[1].

Our first courses should be launched in the spring of 2009 and probably 
no college or university will begin with the DOM Scripting courses. They 
will probably first be put to use in 2010.

By then we will have a significant share of browsers implementing most 
of ES 3.1 (right...?) and these courses will probably have a lifespan of 
a few years in addition to that. I am therefore trying to be forward 
looking in competencies students should get.

What I've not seen anywhere is a nice wrap-up of what is going to be 
included in ES 3.1. There are some bits and pieces floating around on 
blogs and this list - and of course the spec. But that weighs in at 225 
pages. Is anyone in the process of writing some kind of "for dummies" 
aka executive abstract or presentation on ES 3.1? If so, please let me know.

Also, if anyone could take a look at my planning from a ES 3.1/Harmony 
POV that would be appreciated.

Lars Gunther


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