Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Javascript Limits

Is there a fundamental limit to the size and complexity of Javascript applications? Or are these rich, web applications just like any other program? If they work, they just work.

Javascript applications have an added problem in comparison to desktop applications. They aren't installed on a users hard drive. They need to be delivered through the we browser. They applications, the Javascript source files may be cached, but this only periodically saves in page load time.

Javascript functionality seems to be growing ever more complex. So where does it end? Will users just need to wait for the modules to download once the source size gets to be huge? Or is there another solution in sight?