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Every once in a while, I write a fairly long response to a question in one of my USPJ Academy courses that just feels like a blog post. Here’s another one of those.
We’ve been discussing why you would choose to use DOM manipulation over custom .NET programming. Here’s one of my replies in the thread. It’s a little out of context, of course, but the points are still valid.
- As I discuss in my Middle Tier Manifesto, bad programming is bad programming. If you’ve hired contract .NET programmers and ended up with unsupportable code, then you’ve hired bad .NET programmers. Client side code is no different than any other code. It should be well organized, well documented, and well tested.
- Client side functionality absolutely is not the answer to everything. Much functionality is best placed server side. It’s a set of tools, not the whole toolbox.