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How to Succeed With JavaScript (Without Really Trying)

Jason Rhodes
November 19, 2015

How to Succeed With JavaScript (Without Really Trying)

JavaScript can be annoying and overwhelming for a variety of reasons, especially if you're not using it regularly. This talk will eventually get around to some tips about how to have more success without having to do too much work.

Jason Rhodes

November 19, 2015

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  1. hi

  2. JavaScript, aka Mocha, aka LiveScript, aka JScript, aka ECMAScript, is

    one of the world's most popular programming languages. “
  3. The name was changed in 1994 to: Ecma International -

    European association for standardizing information and communication systems. “
  4. Studies show that a todo list is the most complex

    JavaScript app you can build before a newer, better framework is invented. —Allen Pike, A JS framework on every table “
  5. … a list of dozens of studies, several meta-analyses, hundreds

    of experts, and expert surveys showing almost all academics support your thesis – can still be bullshit. —Scott Alexander, Beware the man of one study “
  6. Yes; you should switch. The first door has a 1/3

    chance of winning, but the second door has a 2/3 chance. —Marilyn vos Savant
  7. You blew it, and you blew it big! Since you

    seem to have difficulty grasping the basic principle at work here, I’ll explain. … <wrong explanation> … There is enough mathematical illiteracy in this country, and we don’t need the world’s highest IQ propagating more. Shame! —Scott Smith, Ph.D University of Florida
  8. You blew it! Let me explain. … <wrong explanation> …

    As a professional mathematician, I’m very concerned with the general public’s lack of mathematical skills. Please help by confessing your error and in the future being more careful. —Robert Sachs, Ph.D George Mason University
  9. I am sure you will receive many letters on this

    topic from high school and college students. Perhaps you should keep a few addresses for help with future columns. —W. Robert Smith, Ph.D Georgia State University
  10. How many irate mathematicians are needed to get you to

    change your mind? —E. Ray Bobo, Ph.D Georgetown University
  11. You are indeed correct. My colleagues at work had a

    ball with this problem, and I dare say that most of them, including me at first, thought you were wrong! —Seth Kalson, Ph.D M.I.T.
  12. That Could To MosT LANGUAGES!! Apply F O L L

    O W E D B Y MORE TIPS *That Are JavaScript-Specific Tips (Because this Talk Is Supposed To Be About JavaScript) THREE GENERALTips
  13. B E P R E P A R E D

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  15. JavaScript is confusing. CAN’T TRUST others experts data your gut

    You’re wrong. (That’s ok.) Be prepared for big changes. Just pick something.
  16. JavaScript is confusing. CAN’T TRUST others experts data your gut

    You’re wrong. (That’s ok.) Change is good. Just pick something. Build small things! PLAY WITH NPM! COMPOSE ABSTRACT COMPOSE
  17. J O I N T H E C O M

    M U N I T Y