YUI Theater — Douglas Crockford: “Crockford on JavaScript — Chapter 2: And Then There Was JavaScript” (90 min.)

By YUI TeamFebruary 9th, 2010

Douglas Crockford delivers the second lecture in his his Crockford on JavaScript lecture series at Yahoo on Janurary 25, 2010.

Last Friday, Yahoo!’s JavaScript architect Douglas Crockford presented the second installment of his Crockford on JavaScript lecture series. In Chapter 2: And Then There Was JavaScript, Douglas surveys the JavaScript language, providing a critical reading of its core features — including new features from ES5.

A few tickets remain for the upcoming three events — visit the Crockford on JavaScript series page for RSVP information.

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6 Comments

  1. Jeffrey Gilbert said:
    February 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    $.ninja();

    As weird as it may look to DC, I think it looks cool and I might be biased having grown up on the web using PHP. It was also way less tacky than branding all my code with Yahoo as a global namespace. Looks more at home as a library or language extension.

  2. Jeffrey Gilbert said:
    February 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Oh, BTW, really liked the talk. Shed a bit more light on some of the ES5 moves and motives. Nice history lesson in there on why what came from where. Yahoo theater could have a better seek scrubber though. It was impossible to jump to exact points of the talk at some times if i wanted to back up because i missed something.

  3. Shame that whatever people were laughing at in the start was cut out.

    Also, no questions?

  4. JoeDev,

    But the 90 minutes in between were spectacular, right?

    Re: Q&A, it’s always a judgement call when editing talks. In this case, you can assume I didn’t think the Q&A amplified the archival value of the session — the questions were of interest specifically to the people asking them, but I judged they were less interesting generally.

    -Eric

  5. [...] YUI Theater — Douglas Crockford: “Crockford on JavaScript — Chapter 2: And Then There Was Java… In Chapter 2: And Then There Was JavaScript, Douglas surveys the JavaScript language, providing a critical reading of its core features — including new features from ES5. [...]

  6. Great insight on so many levels, DC’s knowledge is extensive. Really enjoyable. Wasn’t in attendance and won’t be for any of them, but look forward to the next installment. On a side like the way the video is cut, much better than some of the YUI videos, where the slides and the presenter aren’t a blur.