044 JSJ Book Club: Effective JavaScript with David Herman

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Panel David Herman (twitter blog Effective JavaScript) Jamison Dance (twitter github blog) AJ O’Neal (twitter github blog) Joe Eames (twitter github blog) Merrick Christensen (twitter github) Tim Caswell (twitter github howtonode.org) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)Discussion01:01 - David Herman Introduction Mozilla Mozilla Research TC39 - ECMAScript01:45 - Effective JavaScript by David Herman04:27 - Reader Opinions & Controversy JavaScript:The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford09:09 - ES3 Shimming11:25 - Code: effectivejs/code12:50 - Parts of the Book15:54 - Blocking Web Gestures With getUserMedia: Part1: Aaron Frost17:28 - Book Level of Difficulty Effective C++ by Scott Meyers20:09 - Asynchronous APIs Recursion Tail-Call Optimization26:51 - Programming Language Academics30:55 - DOM Integration Effective C++ by Scott Meyers Effective STL by Scott Meyers31:50 - Advice for JavaScript Beginners Eloquent Javascript by Marijn Haverbeke JavaScript Enlightenment by Cody Lindley How to Design Programs33:16 - Advice for Programmers in General34:53 - Performance38:16 - The JavaScript Language40:45 - Primitives Vs Wrapper Classes42:37 - Semicolons45:24 - -0/+0Picks Jack (Tim) Putting Constants on the Left (AJ) Getting Started with Amazon AWS EC2 (1 year free VPS web hosting) (AJ) Notes on Distributed Systems for Young Bloods: Jeff Hodges (Jamison) Hurdles getting started with Ember.js (Jamison) Grieves (Merrick) The Scala Programming Language (Merrick) Antoine Dufour (Joe) Torchlight II (Joe) Appliness Digital Magazine (Joe) Powermat Home & Office Mat (Chuck) Une Bobine (Chuck) The Rust Programming Language (David) mozilla/servo (David) Roominate Toy (David) OpenWest Conference Call For Papers (AJ)TranscriptCHUCK: The most effective way to hack is quickly.[Hosting and bandwidth provided by the Blue Box Group. Check them out at bluebox.net.][this episode is sponsored by component one, makers of wijmo. if you need stunning ui elements or awesome graphs and charts, then go to wijmo.com and check them out.]CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 44 of the JavaScript Jabber show. This week on our panel, we have Jamison Dance.JAMISON: Hello.CHUCK: AJ O’Neal.AJ: Yo! Yo! Yo! Coming at you live from the living roomisphere of Provo, Utah.CHUCK: We have Joe Eames.JOE: Hi.CHUCK: Merrick Christensen.MERRICK: What’s up guys?CHUCK: Tim Caswell.TIM: Hello.CHUCK: I'm Charles Max Wood from devchat.tv and this week, we have a special guest, Dave Herman.DAVE: Hi there.CHUCK: So Dave, you haven’t been on the show before. Do you want to introduce yourself?DAVE: Sure. I work for Mozilla. I have sort of helped create this new department called Mozilla Research where we do a whole bunch of web platform experiments and new technology for the web. And I also am on the horribly named TC39, the standards organization for ECMAScript, working on the next edition of the JavaScript standard.CHUCK: Cool.DAVE: Oh, and I wrote this book.CHUCK: You did this book.TIM: You didn’t just read it and then become an expert on the book and then talk on a podcast about it?[Laughter]CHUCK: So, I heard about this book. I’m a little curious when you started writing the book, I mean, what was the idea behind it? What inspired it?DAVE: To tell you the truth, I had no intention of writing a book, it didn’t occur to me. But the publishers reached out to me, I guess they heard of me through TC39, maybe ‘es-discuss’ or something. But they said, “Okay we’ve got this series, this Effective series.” And I was very familiar with Effective C++ which I think is a great book and I really like the format. And just when they approached me, I kind of thought, “You know

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