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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Modern Software Architecture

Gordon Weakliem writes...

Mozilla is still a C++ app though, and seems to be very stable. Architecturally, it seems to be built around JavaScript and XUL though. It's almost like a VM architecture in that respect. I've been messing with Mozilla Extensions lately, and though it's not the greatest development environment ever, it's very easy to write code for once you get your bearings. The XUL architecture seems to extend very far down into the browser, with most of the browser implemented in XUL and script. Again, it seems like an underlying VM is a prerequisite for a modern software architecture.
Which is ironic given not more than ten years ago the programmers using this architecture were fighting heated arguments about the very idea.

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