Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Douglas Crockford Video: Advanced JavaScript

Category: Presentation, Yahoo!

Douglas Crockford is “Yoda of lambda programming and JavaScript” (according to Brendan Eich), and he shows it in his presentations on all things JavaScript.

The Yahoo! UI team video-taped his Advanced JavaScript talk (which he gave at The Ajax Experience):

In this presentation — the third of a three-part series he has been teaching at Yahoo! — Douglas looks closely at code patterns from which JavaScript programmers can choose in authoring their applications. He compares familiar constructs like the Pseudoclassical Pattern with more unique patterns like the Parasitic Pattern that (he argues) run more “with the grain” of JavaScript.


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Argh, I can’t stand seeing people *read* their slides; PowerPoint-style presentations are SO 1990s…

Comment by Jason Bunting — December 5, 2006

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Reading slides is bad, but Crockford is a sharp cookie. I’ll grant him a pass.

Comment by CrackWilding — December 6, 2006

I’ll second CrackWilding. The best JavaScript presentation in a long, long time.

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Der Godfather erklärt Javascript-Theorie

Wie der webstandard blog und ajaxian berichten, hat Douglas Crockford mehrere Javascript-Videotutorials veröffentlicht.Hinter den Titeln "Theory of the DOM" und "Advanced Javascript" stecken je 3 Videos mit sehr tiefgehender aber gut

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that parasitic inheritance stuff is pretty sweet. The only problem I have with it is that it is generating new functions on the fly, and therefore isn’t really reusing memory efficiently. Instead of having the objects share a pooled prototype object, each has their own unique methods and such.

I do like the concepts, and I never did think about how not having the ‘new’ keyword could mess things up so much, so I think I shall have to play around with them some myself :)

Good show!

Comment by Jeremy Kitchen — December 10, 2006


Comment by anonymous — November 28, 2007

Please update video link in the post to this ones:

Part 1: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/111585/1027823
Part 2: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/111586/1027832
Part 3: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/111587/1027854

Comment by jQueryHowto — January 29, 2009

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