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The Wonderful Consequences of JavaScript as the Virtual Machine Language of the Web

by Paul Galvin5mOctober 1st, 2016
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Back in the late 90's, when the &lt;blink&gt; tag was still a thing and JavaScript was mostly used to <em>alert(“something”)</em>, I briefly worked with an external consultant who made his living doing Smalltalk. I was a Progress programmer at the time, there was no internet as we know it today and it wasn’t even all that easy to find job listings, let alone find a new job doing new tech. This is back in the days when you’d look up job postings in the <em>New York Times</em> or some local paper. If you didn’t use <a href="https://hackernoon.com/tagged/technology" target="_blank">technology</a> X at your day job, it was non-trivial thing to pick it up on your own.

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