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Douglas Crockford

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MJS 132: Douglas Crockford

My JavaScript Story

Douglas Crockford self-described as the person who discovered that JavaScript has good parts is on this week's My JavaScript Story. Charles and Douglas talk about how Douglas got introduced to programming. and how he specialized in JavaScript.Douglas realized that there's going to be a convergence of TV and computing very early in his career. So a lot of his career has been bridging those two things, helping the evolution toward digital media. After working for Atari he went to work at Lucasfilm where he stayed for 8 years.Charles asks Douglas what he is working on now, and what his plans are for the future. Douglas is planning to write more books one of which is Math for Programmers.Host: Charles Max WoodJoined by Special Guest:  Douglas CrockfordSponsors Sentry use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentry small plan My Angular Story React Native Radio CacheFly ________________________________________________________________________________________________"The MaxCoders Guide to Finding Your Dream Developer Job" by Charles Max Wood will be out on November 20th on Amazon. Get your copy on that date only for $2.99________________________________________________________________________________________________ Links JSJ 392: The Murky Past and Misty Future of JavaScript with Douglas Crockford JavaScript: The Good Parts How JavaScript Works by Douglas Crockford https://www.crockford.com PicksCharles Max Wood: https://www.mypillow.com/

44mins

19 Nov 2019

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MJS 132: Douglas Crockford

Devchat.tv Episode Roundup

Douglas Crockford self-described as the person who discovered that JavaScript has good parts is on this week's My JavaScript Story. Charles and Douglas talk about how Douglas got introduced to programming. and how he specialized in JavaScript. Douglas realized that there's going to be a convergence of TV and computing very early in his career. So a lot of his career has been bridging those two things, helping the evolution toward digital media. After working for Atari he went to work at Lucasfilm where he stayed for 8 years. Charles asks Douglas what he is working on now, and what his plans are for the future. Douglas is planning to write more books one of which is Math for Programmers. Host: Charles Max Wood Joined by Special Guest:  Douglas Crockford Sponsors Sentry use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentry small plan My Angular Story React Native Radio CacheFly ________________________________________________________________________________________________ "The MaxCoders Guide to Finding Your Dream Developer Job" by Charles Max Wood will be out on November 20th on Amazon. Get your copy on that date only for $2.99 ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Links JSJ 392: The Murky Past and Misty Future of JavaScript with Douglas Crockford JavaScript: The Good Parts How JavaScript Works by Douglas Crockford https://www.crockford.com Picks Charles Max Wood: https://www.mypillow.com/

44mins

19 Nov 2019

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MJS 132: Douglas Crockford

All JavaScript Podcasts by Devchat.tv

Douglas Crockford self-described as the person who discovered that JavaScript has good parts is on this week's My JavaScript Story. Charles and Douglas talk about how Douglas got introduced to programming. and how he specialized in JavaScript. Douglas realized that there's going to be a convergence of TV and computing very early in his career. So a lot of his career has been bridging those two things, helping the evolution toward digital media. After working for Atari he went to work at Lucasfilm where he stayed for 8 years. Charles asks Douglas what he is working on now, and what his plans are for the future. Douglas is planning to write more books one of which is Math for Programmers. Host: Charles Max Wood Joined by Special Guest:  Douglas Crockford Sponsors Sentry use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentry small plan My Angular Story React Native Radio CacheFly ________________________________________________________________________________________________ "The MaxCoders Guide to Finding Your Dream Developer Job" by Charles Max Wood will be out on November 20th on Amazon. Get your copy on that date only for $2.99 ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Links JSJ 392: The Murky Past and Misty Future of JavaScript with Douglas Crockford JavaScript: The Good Parts How JavaScript Works by Douglas Crockford https://www.crockford.com Picks Charles Max Wood: https://www.mypillow.com/

44mins

19 Nov 2019

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JSJ 392: The Murky Past and Misty Future of JavaScript with Douglas Crockford

Devchat.tv Episode Roundup

Episode Summary Douglas is a language architect and helped with the development of JavaScript. He started working with JavaScript in 2000. He talks about his journey with the language, including his initial confusion and struggles, which led him to write his book JavaScript: The Good Parts. Douglas’ take on JavaScript is unique because he not only talks about what he likes, but what he doesn’t like. Charles and Douglas discuss some of the bad parts of JavaScript, many of which were mistakes because the language was designed and released in too little time. Other mistakes were copied intentionally from other languages because people are emotionally attached to the way things “have always been done”, even if there is a better way. Doug takes a minimalist approach to programming. They talk about his opinions on pairing back the standard library and bringing in what’s needed. Douglas believes that using every feature of the language in everything you make is going to get you into trouble. Charles and Douglas talk about how to identify what parts are useful and what parts are not. Douglas delves into some of the issues with the ‘this’ variable. He has experimented with getting rid of ‘this’ and found that it made things easier and programs smaller. More pointers on how to do functional programming can be found in his book How JavaScript Works  Charles and Douglas talk about how he decided which parts were good and bad. Douglas talks about how automatic semicolon insertion and ++ programming are terrible, and his experiments with getting rid of them. He explains the origin of JS Lint. After all, most of our time is not spent coding, it’s spent debugging and maintaining, so there’s no point in optimizing keystrokes. Douglas talks about his experience on the ECMAScript development committee and developing JavaScript. He believes that the most important features in ES6 were modules and proper tail calls. They discuss whether or not progression or digression is occurring within JavaScript. Douglas disagrees with all the ‘clutter’ that is being added and the prevalent logical fallacy that if more complexity is added in the language then the program will be simpler.  Charles asks Douglas about his plans for the future. His current priority is the next language. He talks about the things that JavaScript got right, but does not believe that it should not be the last language. He shares how he thinks that languages should progress. There should be a focus on security, and security should be factored into the language.  Douglas is working on an implementation for a new language he calls Misty. He talks about where he sees Misty being implemented. He talks about his Frontend Masters course on functional programming and other projects he’s working on. The show concludes with Douglas talking about the importance of teaching history in programming.  Panelists Charles Max Wood With special guest: Douglas Crockford Sponsors Sustain Our Software Sentry use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentry’s small plan Views on Vue Links JavaScript: The Good Parts How JavaSript Works “This” variable ECMAScript C++ JS Lint ECMA TC39 Dojo Promise RxJS Drses Misty Tail call Frontend Masters course JavaScript the Good Parts Follow DevChatTV on Facebook and Twitter Picks Charles Max Wood: Superfans by Pat Flynn SEO course Agency Unlocked by Neil Patel Douglas Crockford: The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth Game of Thrones Follow Douglas at crockford.com

1hr 13mins

17 Sep 2019

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JSJ 392: The Murky Past and Misty Future of JavaScript with Douglas Crockford

All JavaScript Podcasts by Devchat.tv

Episode Summary Douglas is a language architect and helped with the development of JavaScript. He started working with JavaScript in 2000. He talks about his journey with the language, including his initial confusion and struggles, which led him to write his book JavaScript: The Good Parts. Douglas’ take on JavaScript is unique because he not only talks about what he likes, but what he doesn’t like. Charles and Douglas discuss some of the bad parts of JavaScript, many of which were mistakes because the language was designed and released in too little time. Other mistakes were copied intentionally from other languages because people are emotionally attached to the way things “have always been done”, even if there is a better way. Doug takes a minimalist approach to programming. They talk about his opinions on pairing back the standard library and bringing in what’s needed. Douglas believes that using every feature of the language in everything you make is going to get you into trouble. Charles and Douglas talk about how to identify what parts are useful and what parts are not. Douglas delves into some of the issues with the ‘this’ variable. He has experimented with getting rid of ‘this’ and found that it made things easier and programs smaller. More pointers on how to do functional programming can be found in his book How JavaScript Works  Charles and Douglas talk about how he decided which parts were good and bad. Douglas talks about how automatic semicolon insertion and ++ programming are terrible, and his experiments with getting rid of them. He explains the origin of JS Lint. After all, most of our time is not spent coding, it’s spent debugging and maintaining, so there’s no point in optimizing keystrokes. Douglas talks about his experience on the ECMAScript development committee and developing JavaScript. He believes that the most important features in ES6 were modules and proper tail calls. They discuss whether or not progression or digression is occurring within JavaScript. Douglas disagrees with all the ‘clutter’ that is being added and the prevalent logical fallacy that if more complexity is added in the language then the program will be simpler.  Charles asks Douglas about his plans for the future. His current priority is the next language. He talks about the things that JavaScript got right, but does not believe that it should not be the last language. He shares how he thinks that languages should progress. There should be a focus on security, and security should be factored into the language.  Douglas is working on an implementation for a new language he calls Misty. He talks about where he sees Misty being implemented. He talks about his Frontend Masters course on functional programming and other projects he’s working on. The show concludes with Douglas talking about the importance of teaching history in programming.  Panelists Charles Max Wood With special guest: Douglas Crockford Sponsors Sustain Our Software Sentry use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentry’s small plan Views on Vue Links JavaScript: The Good Parts How JavaSript Works “This” variable ECMAScript C++ JS Lint ECMA TC39 Dojo Promise RxJS Drses Misty Tail call Frontend Masters course JavaScript the Good Parts Follow DevChatTV on Facebook and Twitter Picks Charles Max Wood: Superfans by Pat Flynn SEO course Agency Unlocked by Neil Patel Douglas Crockford: The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth Game of Thrones Follow Douglas at crockford.com

1hr 13mins

17 Sep 2019

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JSJ 392: The Murky Past and Misty Future of JavaScript with Douglas Crockford

JavaScript Jabber

Episode SummaryDouglas is a language architect and helped with the development of JavaScript. He started working with JavaScript in 2000. He talks about his journey with the language, including his initial confusion and struggles, which led him to write his book JavaScript: The Good Parts.Douglas’ take on JavaScript is unique because he not only talks about what he likes, but what he doesn’t like. Charles and Douglas discuss some of the bad parts of JavaScript, many of which were mistakes because the language was designed and released in too little time. Other mistakes were copied intentionally from other languages because people are emotionally attached to the way things “have always been done”, even if there is a better way.Doug takes a minimalist approach to programming. They talk about his opinions on pairing back the standard library and bringing in what’s needed. Douglas believes that using every feature of the language in everything you make is going to get you into trouble. Charles and Douglas talk about how to identify what parts are useful and what parts are not.Douglas delves into some of the issues with the ‘this’ variable. He has experimented with getting rid of ‘this’ and found that it made things easier and programs smaller. More pointers on how to do functional programming can be found in his book How JavaScript Works Charles and Douglas talk about how he decided which parts were good and bad. Douglas talks about how automatic semicolon insertion and ++ programming are terrible, and his experiments with getting rid of them. He explains the origin of JS Lint. After all, most of our time is not spent coding, it’s spent debugging and maintaining, so there’s no point in optimizing keystrokes.Douglas talks about his experience on the ECMAScript development committee and developing JavaScript. He believes that the most important features in ES6 were modules and proper tail calls. They discuss whether or not progression or digression is occurring within JavaScript. Douglas disagrees with all the ‘clutter’ that is being added and the prevalent logical fallacy that if more complexity is added in the language then the program will be simpler. Charles asks Douglas about his plans for the future. His current priority is the next language. He talks about the things that JavaScript got right, but does not believe that it should not be the last language. He shares how he thinks that languages should progress. There should be a focus on security, and security should be factored into the language. Douglas is working on an implementation for a new language he calls Misty. He talks about where he sees Misty being implemented. He talks about his Frontend Masters course on functional programming and other projects he’s working on. The show concludes with Douglas talking about the importance of teaching history in programming. PanelistsCharles Max WoodWith special guest: Douglas CrockfordSponsors Sustain Our Software Sentry use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentry’s small plan Views on Vue Links JavaScript: The Good Parts How JavaSript Works “This” variable ECMAScript C++ JS Lint ECMA TC39 Dojo Promise RxJS Drses Misty Tail call Frontend Masters course JavaScript the Good Parts Follow DevChatTV on Facebook and Twitter PicksCharles Max Wood: Superfans by Pat Flynn SEO course Agency Unlocked by Neil Patel Douglas Crockford: The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth Game of Thrones Follow Douglas at crockford.com Special Guest: Douglas Crockford. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/javascript-jabber/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 13mins

17 Sep 2019

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ANTIC Interview 240 -Douglas Crockford: Galahad And The Holy Grail, Burgers!

ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast

Douglas Crockford: Galahad And The Holy Grail, Burgers! Douglas Crockford worked in Atari's Game Research Group under Chris Crawford. There he created a variety of demos -- including Ballsong and Crockford's Trench -- and games. He created Galahad And The Holy Grail, which was published by Atari Program Exchange in summer 1982; and Burgers!, which was published by APX in winter 1983. After Atari, he worked at LucasFilm where he worked on Atari games including Rescue on Fractalus! and Koronis Rift. This interview took place on July 16, 2016. Teaser quotes: "For most of what we wanted to accomplish it was not possible to do things correctly. So it was all about cheating." "If they hired an executive and he wasn't working out, it was too much trouble to fire him, so they would assign him to special projects." Crockford's web site: http://crockford.com Galahad And The Holy Grail in the summer 1982 APX catalog Burgers! in the winter 1983 APX catalog Crockford's games at AtariMania Wikipedia on Crockford: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Crockford

31mins

6 Oct 2016

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Bugs Considered Harmful with Douglas Crockford

Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman

Scott is at the AngleBrackets conference in Las Vegas and sits down with Douglas Crockford. Douglas is the author of "JavaScript: The Good Parts" as well as the discoverer of JSON. What do we need to do to be better developers? Is it better tools? Better attitudes? More discipline?

36mins

8 Nov 2013

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Douglas Crockford - Server Side JavaScript

Web Directions Podcast

We first got server side JavaScript in 1996. This time, we’re going to get it right.Douglas Crockford is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur, best known for his ongoing involvement in the development of the JavaScript language, and for having popularized the data format JSON (JavaScript Object Notation). He is currently a senior JavaScript architect at Yahoo!, and is also a writer and speaker on JavaScript, JSON, and related web technologies.Licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/).

56mins

7 Aug 2011

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Douglas Crockford - Ajax security

Web Directions Podcast

Security design is an important, but often neglected, component of system design. In this session, Douglas Crockford, creator of Javascript Object Notation, will outline the security issues that must be considered in the architecture of Ajax applications.The design of the browser did not anticipate the needs of multiparty applications. The browser’s security model frustrates useful activities and allows some very dangerous activities. This talk will look at the small set of options before us that will determine the future of the Web.During this session, attendees will:- Learn why effective security is an inherent feature of good design;- Experience a real-time demo of a Ajax client/server system based on sound security principles- See how to apply secure design to rich web applications.Douglas Crockford is a product of the US public school system. A registered voter, he owns his own car. He has developed office automation systems. He did research in games and music at Atari. He was Director of Technology at Lucasfilm. He was Director of New Media at Paramount. He was the founder and CEO of Electric Communities/Communities.com. He was founder and CTO of State Software, where he discovered JSON. He is now an architect at Yahoo!. He is the world’s foremost living authority on JavaScript.Licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/).

52mins

28 Oct 2008

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