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The World’s Most Misunderstood Programming Language

YOW! 2013 Brisbane

JavaScript has become important and ubiquitous. There are more people writing JavaScript than any other language. The language is surprisingly powerful, but comes with virtually no guard rails or safety devices. It is possible to write JavaScript in the style of other languages, but that can quickly lead to code that is difficult to maintain. By understanding how this language actually works, and by working with the language’s grain, you can be more productive and happier.

Douglas Crockford

Chief Scientist


Douglas Crockford was born in the Frostbight Falls, Minnesota, but left when he was only six months old because it was just too damn cold. He turned his back on a promising career in television whe...