The Often Misunderstood Features of JavaScript Explained.

Our September JavaScript Meetup will be held on Thursday, September 24th at Microsoft Research Center located at One Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Which room we will be in and on what floor will be announced in a subsequent email. There is also parking available at a cheap evening rate in the building. Parking is also free on the street in front of the building at 6 PM. At 6:30 PM Jim Wilson will be discussing the often misunderstood features of JavaScript language features such as: * Functions as first class citizens * call() and apply() * Anonymous closures * The "this" and "new" keywords. He won't be doing a power point. Rather he will be pasting example code to run into an etherpad, so anyone in attendance with a laptop will be able to make changes or ask questions via code. After the presentation | demonstration, we will go around the room introducing ourselves and asking the group for advice | opinions on any JavaScript-related issues members are facing. I am back from the Cape and will be leading the meeting as well. I look forward to meeting all our new members. Microsoft will provide pizza again. What a generous organization! Please RSVP and bring guests.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very enjoyable talk. Was nice to have a very open discussion back and forth between audience and speaker. Very cool to learn that two objects are never equal in type. That will be very useful!

    September 25, 2009

  • Marsh S.

    Enjoyable presentation. Can we have that restart now | later window popup for future presentations? :) I think the etherpad facilitated some interesting interactive discussions around best practices.

    September 25, 2009

  • Peter

    Presenter was very knowledgeable and communicated well.

    September 24, 2009

  • Daniel L.

    The talk was more basic than it sounded from the description. Many other things are often misunderstood about JavaScript beyond the basics. But it was interesting nevertheless.

    September 24, 2009

  • Claire

    Great presentation and explanation of concepts that have been a little blurry to me. ermm ..the side topics made things a little confusing but anyway Thanks.

    September 24, 2009

  • Max C.

    Great presentation, thanks to the presenter.

    September 24, 2009

  • Tom S.

    Great topic, great media tools. The conference room form-factor was a challenge (wide and shallow, two screens) -- it was impossible to hear comments from the opposite end. I think I prefer the upstairs (11th floor) space.

    The meetup itself was great, I look forward to more.

    September 24, 2009

  • Eric F.

    These are very important aspects of JavaScript that people really need to understand to develop their own JS code from scratch (as opposed to hacking on pre-existing code). Great topic for a Meetup!

    September 23, 2009

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