Rigorous, Professional JavaScript with James Shore

Talk: Rigorous, Professional JavaScript

Today's applications run on the web, and they're only getting more complicated. The old "toss a few lines of JavaScript on a page and pray it doesn't break" approach just doesn't cut it any more. To be successful developing today's rich web applications, we need rigorous, professional software development techniques. From test-driven development, to continuous integration, to automated cross-browser testing, this session covers what it takes to build JavaScript that lasts.


James Shore teaches, writes, and consults on Agile development processes. He led his first Agile team in 1999 and was an early adopter of Extreme Programming in 2000. Today, he focuses on helping people understand how all aspects of Agile, from technical, to business, to social, fit together to create successful software projects.
James is an inaugural recipient of the Agile Alliance's Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice and is co-author of The Art of Agile Development (O'Reilly, 2007). In 2012, InfoQ named him as one of the "most influential people in Agile." He writes about software development on his "Art of Agile" blog at http://jamesshore.com and his new screencast on professional JavaScript development may be found at http://letscodejavascript.com .

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  • Logan Gray

    Here's the April 2013, Atlanta Javascript Meetup video. Please be sure to view in 720 HD mode, if you want to try to read the code on the screen. My apologies - I didn't have my tripod - and while it's not the best, hey - better than nothing. :) http://bit.ly/12vDpgq­

    3 · April 20, 2013

  • Paul Dickerson

    Was this talk recorded and if so will it be shared?

    April 16, 2013

  • Erin

    One of the best meetups I've been to. Inspired me to do my next project test-first!

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • Mike Ventura

    Very informative and gave great insight on the 'Why' behind the importance of quality standards in modern day JS coding.

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    PS. Err, hum. Excellent job, James Shore. :-)

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first atl(js); meeting. If they're all this good, I'll be back every month. Excellent job, Randall, Toby, etc.

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • Marko Stamenic

    It was very informative

    April 16, 2013

  • gene olot

    Awesome + Rigorous

    April 16, 2013

  • Glen Gordon

    Great to see so many folks at the meetup! AgileThought was thrilled to sponsor the event. Did anyone happen to take any pictures?

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • Dylan Mesinger

    very good, i found the presentation one of the most informative i've been to

    April 16, 2013

  • Lauren

    Useful presentation, excellent speaker.

    April 15, 2013

  • Rajiv Venugopal

    Is there a URL to sign-into, to attend this session?

    April 15, 2013

  • Eric Langley

    Hello All, Eric here with my startup Abeo. We're building a social learning platform founded on personality profiles. Looking forward to meeting some potential equity team members... community.abeo.us

    April 15, 2013

  • Mark Kovacevich

    Will be representing VersionOne at the event.

    April 1, 2013

  • Philip Thrasher

    Looking forward to it!

    March 30, 2013

  • Michelle Johnston

    Are the jAvascript classes starting back?

    March 22, 2013

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