Strange Loop

Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2021

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Union Station

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St. Louis, MO

JavaScript Functions: The Good Parts - Idioms for Encapsulation and Inheritance

Pretty much anything interesting in JavaScript happens with functions. Because of their peculiar properties, a number of unusual idioms have emerged around using them for encapsulation or inheritance. You may be surprised to learn of the possibilities for large-scale, modular, extendable JavaScript. Along the way we'll cover such esoterica as function closures, object prototypes and the 'this' keyword. Many thanks to Douglas Crockford for his excellent book JavaScript: The Good Parts, to which this talk owes a heavy debt.

Scott Bale

Scott Bale