Douglas Crockford: Loopage

  • August 27, 2010 · 5:30 PM

Please join us for the next BayJax event on Friday August 27th at Yahoo! to enjoy Douglas Crockford’s new talk: Loopage.


*Photo courtesy of: Eric Miraglia

In his own words:

"Software development is hampered by a specific set of design mistakes that were made in the first programming languages and repeated in everything that has been done since. And, somewhat miraculously, JavaScript is going to make it right, radically transforming the way we write applications. Again. In the Loop of History, it has all happened before, but it has never happened like this. This is why you should care about the emergence of server-side JavaScript and the excitement around projects like Node.js -- not because they're at the sharp end of a trend, but because they're paving the road toward the next big revolution in software."


Details:

When: August 27th 5:30pm
Where: Yahoo! HQ * URLS Cafe(Main Cafeteria)

5:30pm-6:00pm: Pizza, Networking, Recruiting announcements.
6:00pm-7:30pm: Douglas Crockford: Loopage

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  • Eric M.

    This event is now available on video: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/...­

    Video is available in high resolution Flash and can be downloaded in HD as well.

    September 3, 2010

  • Jonathan D.

    The best place to start is
    http://btapps-sdk.bittorrent.co...­
    The SDK set up an initial App with the correct directories and javascript libraries.

    Currently, the only client that supports Apps runs on Windows. To see existing/working Apps, you can install this beta:
    http://download.utorrent.com/be...­

    Apps are open source, so you can unzip to see how it was built.

    If people have any other questions, I'm the best contact, email: jonathan -at- bittorrent.com

    September 3, 2010

  • Victor D.

    There was some mention about Javascript platform for bittorrent in this meetup. Where can I find more info ?

    September 3, 2010

  • Gauthier S.

    Was a great one, I just have one nitpick about the bashing of statelessness of HTTP:

    In general I like stateless components in application architecture, leave state on the client or on persistant (distributed) storage, not on the wire.


    Does others have to share on this particular point of the talk? sorry for not stepping up at the end of the talk...

    August 31, 2010

  • Gauthier S.

    Good talk, he kept audience entertained, alas seems there wasn't much space to challenge assumptions (because everybody was probably javascript freaks)

    August 31, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent talk!

    August 30, 2010

  • Eun-Gyu K.

    I enjoyed the historical aspect of his talk. Rather than getting too technical with performance results, he actually made his point across by simply stating the historical direction of where programming model is headed to.

    August 29, 2010

  • Darren H.

    cool.. javascript gets more mature and catches up to event driven concepts.. browser support and standards is needed for it to be taken seriously

    August 29, 2010

  • Alex R.

    A very informative and entertaining presentation from a speaker with deep knowledge and vision.

    August 28, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was hoping for node.js examples/specifics, similar to Doug's part 2 and 3 talks earlier this year.

    August 28, 2010

  • Van R.

    As usual, Douglas Crockford's talk was both entertaining and informative.

    August 28, 2010

  • Alex

    Very interesting talk and met new people.

    August 28, 2010

  • K Ramesh Babu, C.

    It is always a pleasure to listen to Crockford. The pleasure of programming is nothing if not combined with philosophical insight.

    August 28, 2010

  • Dirk G.

    Ace

    August 28, 2010

  • Eric M.

    To all who are asking about video, yes, this will be available after the event. See http://yuiblog.com/crockford/­ and http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/...­ for a full library of past events in the Crockford series.

    August 27, 2010

  • Oscar P.

    will this presentation be available in YUI Theater later on?

    August 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wonder how many attendees will be working on their node knockout projects during the talk.

    August 26, 2010

  • Mark C.

    I don't have a car for Friday either, but unpredictably :)

    August 25, 2010

  • Dave E.

    mmmmm. pool.

    August 24, 2010

  • Duane B.

    i'd be interested in carpooling from sf, and predictably, I don't have a car :)

    August 24, 2010

  • Mark C.

    carpool from SF?

    August 24, 2010

  • Scotty L.

    The class design mistake / feature comes from Simula in the 1960s

    August 24, 2010

  • Dave E.

    Wouldn't that be a case of Java, and Python, and PHP, and .NET, and AS3, repeating the design mistakes of C++? Seems like a lot of lemmings keep jumping off the same cliff - must be something at the bottom. @Isaac - nobody called for a violent overflow of the parts of JS that work...

    August 24, 2010

  • Isaac Z. S.

    Henry, Some of us prefer closures, and are snarky bastards. ;P

    August 23, 2010

  • Isaac Z. S.

    Dave, I don't think it's a good idea to add the design mistakes of Java to JavaScript.

    August 23, 2010

  • Dave E.

    Speaking of design mistakes - can we please have a formal class implementation in JavaScript?

    August 23, 2010

  • mxt

    Please video and put on-line. Thanks - mxt

    August 12, 2010

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