Unit Testing, Agile Development, Leadership & .NET - By Roy Osherove
You _should_ care about the generated code, because it lets you do things server-side the same way they are done client-side. You know, like for browsers with JavaScipt turned off (mobile, 401K, etc).
I've used Script# a LOT, and until it open sourced or there is professional support behind it, I'd advise against using it in production. Latest Release: 8/28/2008. It used to have a support forum, not any more. Use jsc or something, but relying on an unsupported incomplete framework is going to boil down to trouble. It did forus.
PS given that office 2010 was written in S#, maybe we'll see the MS internal version
sometime soon. Here's hoping...
That being said, I see jQuery addin you mention, what about all the plugins for jQuery ?
The true power imo of jQuery are the tons of user contribution plugins.
As a reference;
Take a look at Google's amazing project - GWT (and its extentions GWT-EXT).
This is where the project you mention should inspire from.
There are many aspects in which JS is much much powerful than C#.
The only thing you need is to really learn and understand this great language.
I do agree that the tooling for JS development sucks.
Although VS2008 took a great leap towards nice JS development experience, it still not able to figure out many stuff for intellisence and refactoring.
It's pretty sad, but the best development a debugging tool for JS is Firebug...
In addition, when writing JS, you should really care about compactness of your code, and not trust some (even good) codegen.
Have you seen anything that would help use script# and VS to build Google gadgets?
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I also like the idea of scriptsharp also very much. Show me a tool I can use to do type checking, refactoring (without type checking refactoring becomes virtually impossible), code completion.
Compiling means capturing errors up front! Having no type checking means virtually anything can go in, without knowing what will come out.
Scriptsharp should be updated more often, I miss some C# 3.5 code constructs, which could simplify code significantly : anonymous objects, object initializers etc. I tried contacting the author, but for several months he does not respond anymore to any of my questions...