JavaScript: You Don’t Know Jack

THAT Conference 2015
Day: Wed, Aug 12   Time: 10:30 AM   Location: (map)
Level: 200  Primary Category: Mobile  Secondary Category: 
Tags: javascript design patterns jquery
When interviewing potential job candidates and students, my experience has shown that the most often overrated skill that today’s developer claims is experience and expertise in JavaScript. Let me start by debunking a common and widespread misconception: jQuery !== JavaScript. Please don’t be that guy in the interview or on your development team.

In this session, we’ll unlearn some bad habits and take a fresh look and perspective at the JavaScript language. In particular, we’ll demonstrate different scoping issues, look at prototypical inheritance and discuss different techniques to make your code more succinct, expressive, flexible and less error prone. 

Learn the JavaScript language fundamentals and apply that knowledge to jQuery (or the framework of your choice) and take not only your skills, but also your code, to the next level.