The Douglas Crockford Experience
- Programming Style and Your Brain
- Function the Ultimate
- Metamorphosis of Ajax
- Principles of Security
- Fun with Functions (workshop)
- Managing Asynchronicity
If some of the sessions sound familiar, it’s probably because the course is made up of different talks that Doug already did or will do at various conferences.
Programming Style and Your Brain
Function the Ultimate
Third installment was a great introduction to functions, this, closures and other important stuff. This session really made a lot of orphan pieces fall into place in my brain. I highly recommend this session which is available.
Metamorphosis of Ajax
The Metamorphosis of Ajax didn’t concern that much about Ajax, but more around the history behind HTML as well as a basic introduction to the DOM. The content was a bit too basic for me, but would probably work better when presented for people who have done a little or no web development.
Principles of Security
I felt like this session was the weak link of the day. If it was because of the time of the day or the subject, I’m not entirely sure, but the subject never really caught my interest. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m usually into security, but the introduction where too general and didn’t provide a lot of new knowledge (for me at least).
Fun with Functions
The syntaxation session sort of went over my head. The talk is mostly targeted language designers and even though the talk was sort of interesting, I don’t think that it really matched rest of the content. If you like diving into the deep of syntax parsing, this talk will probably do you quite well.
Doug will be giving the Managing Asynchronicity talk later this year at the GOTO conference (in Århus near where I’m living). The material where still a bit rough, but considered the fact that Doug never did this talk before, I’m curious to see how it turns out at GOTO. The talk is about two of Dougs projects: RQ and JSCheck. The part about JSCheck was the more concrete part of this session. RQ looks a bit academic, but considered the first commit happened two weeks ago, I’m looking forward to see what has happened in the time for GOTO.