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JavaScript: Douglas Crockford Talk Video

Yahoo!’s Douglas Crockford gave an introductory talk about the most misunderstood and most used programming language in the world “JavaScript.” Videos and PowerPoint slides are available and worth a look. You can also download the video series). You’ll learn about the history of JavaScript and how the language got its misnomer name, the difference between null and undefined, how { } don’t have scope unless it’s a function, why to avoid with, how to set-up objects, when to use == and when === (and != and !== respectively), turning something into a boolean via !!, and more. In his talk, Crockford as best JavaScript book suggests O’Reilly’s JavaScript: The Defintive Guide (disclosure: I’m working with O’Reilly). Another talk by Crockford introduces the HTML Document Object Model, with more slides [ZIP] available.


Chris Whetherell | Steve Jenson

Yahoo!, JavaScript, Video

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