So, I'm trying to figure out the community, the paradigm I will use to increase my ability to be a "front end" developer ... since I'm basically the only devel here. What do I read? What do I practice (in my "free" time, )? What do I believe? Do I follow Crockford, Eich, or someone else? Do I devote myself to jQuery even though some of our web properties are YUI-based ... and do I ignore Scriptaculous even though it's still being used on some company pages? Do I slow down my sites by including "my" library along with the ones the original developers used?
I'm not saying that the PHP community is perfect either; not by a long shot. But I'm really having trouble with the entire idea of attempting to master JS. I mean, I can write the schiz ... it just takes forever compared with PHP (that's probably a function of my experience).
If this is a rant, please excuse me. I'm just trying to think out loud in a place where I'd probably just sound like "blah blah blah" to most anyone else I can bend an ear on ....
What do you think?