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Keep Betting on JavaScript



Kyle Simpson takes a look at JavaScript’s history, asking where is it headed, and what are the implications?


Kyle Simpson is an evangelist of the Open Web, passionate about all things JavaScript. He writes, speaks, teaches, and contributes to OSS.

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This year, we will kick off the conference with full day workshops (pre-compilers) where attendees will be able to get “hands-on” and exchange experiences with their peers in the industry.

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Jan 06, 2019

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  • About 2 mins in... red capsule?

    by Richard Richter,

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    Isn't that so called LES (Launch escape system), that is a small rocket, that pulls away the capsule with an astronaut in case of emergency? Astronaut would sit in the "cone" under that red thing. Just think about the scale of the rocket if he was in the red part.

  • Inspiring

    by Edielton Dantas,

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    The idea that Javascript came out of obscurity and took the web by storm through baby-steps was an amazing analogy (among many others used by Kyle).
    The future is unpredictable, but I agree that keeping JS simple and robust should be the way to go.

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