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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