Category Archives: JavaScript

Book Review / Overview: “High Performance JavaScript” by Nicholas C. Zakas

Review: I finally got a chance to finish reading “High Performance JavaScript”. This has been on my to do list for almost a year. I bought the book after seeing an online video of Nicholas Zakas speaking about JavaScript performance, … Continue reading

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Vermont Hackathon aka VTHackathon

I’ve been attending a lot of free developer events over the last few years. I’ve been incredibly impressed at the generosity of speakers to give their time and of sponsors and hosts to donate space, food, swag, and even significant … Continue reading

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Is JavaScript eval really evil?

You may have heard this before: “eval is evil”. But is it really? And if so, why is it? I’ll start with a quote: “The eval function and its relatives (Function, setTimeout, and setInterval) provide access to the JavaScript compiler. … Continue reading

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Book Review / Overview: “JavaScript Web Applications” by Alex MacCaw

Review:   Wow. This book covers so much content that it could easily have been split into 2, 3, or maybe even 4 books. It is a book on building applications, not web sites (though many of the techniques would … Continue reading

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Vermont Code Camp III

I attended the Vermont Code Camp this past weekend. It was my 2nd time at the VTCodeCamp, but first time as a speaker. It was a very well-organized event with a ton of swag, lots of interesting presentations, and plenty … Continue reading

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New England Code Camp 15 Presentation – Introduction to the Ext JS JavaScript framework "for Rich Apps in Every Browser"

Joan Wortman and I gave a talk at New England Code Camp 15 last weekend. The talk was titled “Introduction to the Ext JSJavaScript framework “for Rich Apps in Every Browser””.  Here are the slides for that talk: Introduction to … Continue reading

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Book Review / Overview: “EXT JS In Action” by Jesus Garcia

Review: Ext JS by Sencha is a terrific JavaScript framework for building Rich Internet Applications (http://www.sencha.com/products/extjs/). I’ve been using Ext JS since version 1.x, and do some pretty advanced stuff with it, so this is not a newbie review. To … Continue reading

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