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Douglas Crockford's Newest Video (JavaScript)

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    fanbaby

    There's a new video at Yahoo UI Theater by Douglas Crockford,  JavaScript master and chief architect at yahoo. Link at the end of this post.

    If you deal with the web, especially JavaScript (whether you love or hate it), you must see his entire series. A few hours not wasted!

    1. Volume One: The Early Years (Monday, January 25, 2010)
    2. Chapter 2: And Then There Was JavaScript (Friday, February 5, 2010)
    3. Act III: Function the Ultimate (Wednesday, February 17, 2010)
    4. Episode IV: The Metamorphosis of Ajax (Wednesday, March 3, 2010)
    5. Part 5: The End of All Things (Wednesday, March 31, 2010)
    6. Scene 6: Loopage (Friday, August 27, 2010)

    His last talk is less technical, but vary informative and entertaining.

    JS might not be Java or C# but it's the most deployed interpreter, so it's worth knowing well before bad-mouthing it.

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    contextfree`

    I don't hate JS, I just hate the idea of people only having one option for all client programming (if everything becomes web-based). Any other high-level language would be as bad.

    Great videos, BTW.

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    JoshRoss

    @fanbaby: I didn't know that EPCOT was such an epic failure.

    +1 for interesting.

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    SteveRichter

    really neat videos. I have Crockford's book and the video and transcript do a better job of explaining Javascript than the book.

    Why the low opinion of Microsoft's contribution to programming? Maybe it is a dynamic vs static language thing, where Crockford thinks dynamic is far superior.  Interesting that Microsoft does not offer a javascript like dynamic language for writing .NET apps.

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    JoshRoss

    @SteveRichter: I'm not sure what you are getting at, with your last point. Are you asserting that Microsoft does not offer any dynamic .Net language or that Microsoft does not offer a javascript-ish language?

    IronPython is arguably dynamic, and even more arguably able to produce .Net applications. Heck, c# has curly braces and dynamic dispatch. *wink* *wink*

    -Josh

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    Bass

    IronRuby !!!

    , JoshRoss wrote

    @SteveRichter: I'm not sure what you are getting at, with your last point. Are you asserting that Microsoft does not offer any dynamic .Net language or that Microsoft does not offer a javascript-ish language?

    IronPython is arguably dynamic, and even more arguably able to produce .Net applications. Heck, c# has curly braces and dynamic dispatch. *wink* *wink*

    -Josh

    IronRuby!!!!

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