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New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, people make New Year's resolutions that they don't keep, and I'm not exception. So this year, I'm hoping that everyone out there in Internet land will help me keep them by constantly pestering me. My New Year's resolutions for 2005 relate directly to what I want to offer through this Web site for other Web developers:

  • Create a JavaScript parser - not a compiler, mind you, a parser. I have no intention of using tools such as JavaCC or Yacc, which leads to my next resolution.
  • Create a parser generator using XML and a little elbow grease - should help with #1.
  • Create a JavaScript documentation program - yes, I know there are programs out there that do this now, but I really don't like any of them. The only solution is to make my own.
  • Update the JavaScript Tree - my baby, my first popular script for the masses, needs to be updated badly.
  • Document and post useful JavaScript - I have so much useful JavaScript lying around with no documentation. Once I can get it all documented (see #3), I can share it with the masses.

With the book nearing completion in the next couple of weeks, my free time will once again reappear and hopefully I can get moving on some of this stuff.