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JavaScript - The weird parts

You did "some jQuery" but don't feel as if you know the ins and outs of JavaScript? Ever wondered what the deal is with that this thing? What is a promise and why should you care?

If you know the JavaScript basics but want to dive a little deeper into the language, this is your chance. This meetup we will go over:

• Classes and prototypal inheritance

• Scope in JavaScript

• The this paradox

• Truthy and falsy-ness

• Callbacks, promises and asynchronous programming

• ECMAScript 5 and 6

We'll also implement our own mini jQuery and learn that it isn't made out of magic and unicorns.

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  • David L.

    Allright, after some struggle we managed to set up a Hangout on air. You can follow the event live at
    https://plus.google.com/events/c9emfepa1g5jr4m3no8om81uuko and it will be posted to Youtube (no reason to not show up though ;)

    February 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Also, I have some friends that might be interested in listening in as well, but because of family obligations or the distance to drive into the city after work, arn't able to come in person very often. This'll be really convenient for them as well. It's awesome this is happening in Calgary.

      February 5, 2014

    • Sean D.

      Thank you, David, for making this available for people who weren't able to attend in person. It is great being able to go back and review what was presented as well.

      February 13, 2014

  • Allen

    I like the 'elephant' picture. It explains prototypical inheritance very clear.

    2 · February 7, 2014

  • Rob M.

    Great

    February 7, 2014

  • Markus

    Great, a bit over my head

    February 6, 2014

  • Elmer E.

    Definitely some odd stuff that was good to know, and may be useful soon. thx.

    February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really good. Thank you!

    February 6, 2014

  • Khamrun

    As always a little less confusing from when I walked in. I'm not in an enterprise environment where I need to write JS but having a little knowledge goes a long way when I run into problems. For anyone interested in understanding JQuery a little better they may like to get a little schooling at - http://try.jquery.com/levels/1/challenges/1 . Programing in JS might be a little difficult but actually doing some quizzes as such can improve your understanding. Looking forward to the next mmet-up. Thx David and Eric!

    February 6, 2014

  • Murray T.

    I would like to be there in person, but looks like I won't make it either. Hopefully I can follow along with the webcast.

    February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys sorry for the last minute update but it does not seem I will be able to make it. I will just watch the live webcast for it instead.

    February 6, 2014

  • Bryan W.

    Sry couldn't make it today, last min client calling, maybe sb can take my seat

    February 6, 2014

  • Sean D.

    Would it be possible to broadcast this somehow, such as via TeamViewer? I can't drive currently as I've injured my ankle, so I won't be able to attend otherwise.

    January 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am interested in knowing the answer to that one as well.

      February 5, 2014

    • David L.

      Yes, we are trying to set up a Hangout on air and a screen capture.

      February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys I really would like to come for this meet-up, but I got a message that the meet-up is full. Please let me know if someone's +1 is not planning on coming so I am able to attend. Thanks in advance.

    February 5, 2014

    • David L.

      I asked everyone to update their RSVPs if they can't make it but we are definitely at the maximum of what the Assembly community space can hold.

      February 5, 2014

    • Miran N.

      Hey Abhishek, I won't be able to make it so I just changed my RSVP. There should be a spot available now.

      February 5, 2014

  • Allen

    Cool, I'd like to learn more about prototypal inheritance.

    February 4, 2014

  • Tys von G.

    Sorry can't make it, same night as CAMUG :(

    January 17, 2014

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