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Advanced Introduction to JavaScript

HTML5 becomes a new buzzword, but 80% of development time on many projects is spent writing JavaScript code

Some software developers have an impression that JavaScript is a second-league interpreted language with the main purpose of making Web pages a little prettier. The reality is different though. JavaScript is a powerful, flexible, dynamically typed language that supports object-oriented programming.

JavaScript functions are the first class citizen that can live their own lives as opposed to Java’s methods.



HTML5 has become the new buzzword, but 80% of development time on such projects is spent writing JavaScript code. This presentation is a super-intensive overview of the modern JavaScript programming language.



I’ve recorded this screencast for the Fifth Annual Farata Symposium on Software Development.

Readers of my blog who want to enroll into my 6-session hands-on online course on JavaScript should use the promotional code yakov.js to get 30% off the tuition. 

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Yakov Fain is a co-founder of two software companies: Farata Systems and SuranceBay. He authored several technical books and lots of articles on software development. Yakov is Java Champion (https://java-champions.java.net). He leads leads Princeton Java Users Group. Two of Yakov's books will go in print this year: "Enterprise Web Development" (O'Reilly) and "Java For Kids" (No Starch Press).

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