17 Feb 2018

Talk Notes: What the... JavaScript?

Kyle Simpson's talk for Forward 2 attempts to “pull out the crazy” from JavaScript.

Talk

What the… JavaScript? by Kyle Simpson @ ForwardJS (2015) 38:16

Resources

Deck on Speakerdeck

Summary

Kyle Simpsons talk for Forward 2 attempts to “pull out the crazy” from JavaScript. He wants to help you produce cleaner, more elegant, more readable code, then inspire people to contribute to the open source community.

My Notes

If I finished watching this talk by learning nothing else than [] == ![]; //true I’m a happy camper. For whatever reason, every time I watch something by Kyle Simpson I not only learn some weird thing about JavaScript, it also makes more sense, even when it’s not supposed to.

JavaScript is a friendly language. It tries to make a best guess at what you’re trying to do. Sometimes that means it’s weird.

There was a lot to take in on this talk so it’s definitely one that is worth coming back to for a repeat watching.