Talk: “The Web Browser is a Transitional Technology”

Allen Wirfs-Brock, a Mozilla Research Fellow, at YOW 2011, defined what he considers the current era of computing, and some exciting elements of where we are and where we are going in his talk “The Web Browser is a Transitional Technology”. It looks like YOW 2011 had some fantastic talks to check out.

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Some JavaScript and Node.js starter links

O’Reilly Radar: Mike Loukides: “Why a JavaScript hater thinks everyone needs to learn JavaScript in the next year”: If you have avoided JavaScript, this is the year to learn it. There’s no excuse — and if you don’t, you risk being left behind. (I hate statements like this, but if it encourages more back end […]

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So what language/skill will you be learning this year?

Rafe is going to be investing in learning JavaScript and Node.js. After some server-side JavaScript work last year with Alfresco WebScripts, I’m inclined to to continue to dig in further myself. First up is finishing “Eloquent JavaScript”. Related, recent reads: Steve Yegge: “The Universal Design Pattern “ Sam Ruby: “Planetary Exploration” JavaScript, JavaScript: “Exploring JavaScript […]

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Programing Links March 7th, 2009

Mike Taylor on Kernighan and Plauger’s “The Elements of Programming Style” (gotta buy and read this) Eli Bendersky: “The server-side Javascript meme” PragPub–March 2010: Jason Huggins: “JavaScript: It’s Not Just for Browsers Any More” “Algorithms are Thoughts, Chainsaws are Tools”, reviewing a short film by Stephen Ramsey on “Live Coding”. Read it and watch it. […]

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