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The State of JavaScript

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Summary

Brendan Eich reviews the history of JavaScript, then introduces and demonstrates some of the new features coming in ES6.

Bio

Brendan Eich is CTO of Mozilla. In 1995, Eich invented JavaScript (ECMAScript), the Internet’s most widely used programming language. He also co-founded the mozilla.org project in 1998, serving as chief architect. Eich helped launch the award winning Firefox Web browser in November 2004 and Thunderbird e-mail client in December 2004.

About the conference

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web. Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture.

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Oct 19, 2012

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  • Slides

    by Alex Miller /

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    Sorry these slides had a hard time making their way to here. Better: brendaneich.github.com/Strange-Loop-2012/#/

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    by will mason /

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    You can't read the slides on the web page. May be that's something to take-up with InfoQ?

    General: I am sure you have heard this before, these bits sound 'nice' but the overall language entity itself is starting to look haphazard.

    Now for the Web: you mentioned Smalltalk (and also look to Ruby) you might take advantage that the web is a HTTP messaging environment and 'view' functions as "messages". Then truely REST-ful interfaces begin getting easy.

  • Many humans like writing JavaScript ?

    by Serge Bureau /

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    I think many more don't

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