Past Meetup

SGV Linux Users Group - Javascript Sucks and So Do You

This Meetup is past

34 people went

Every 2nd Thursday of the month

Du-Par's Restaurant and Bakery

214 S Lake Ave · Pasadena

How to find us

We are in the Barrymore room. Ask for the Linux User Group

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Details

Join us for a humorous conversation about Javascript sins and how to write better code. If you enjoy these types of talks, please see Michael and Carlos afterwards about more meetups on good software design.

Abstract:
JavaScript, like all computer languages, has its flaws. It at times subtly encourages programmers to commit unabsolvable crimes against the computing world. It drags new programmers into the abyss of bad practice with the madness of Lisp and the folly of QuickBasic. Together we shall journey into the darkness surrounding JavaScript and shine our light into it.

Attendees should expect to learn a bit about the downside to JavaScript and some of the bad practices that arise. We will then improve our JavaScript code by establishing good patterns using modern JavaScript and an understanding of software design principles. If nothing else attendees shall be thoroughly entertained, and all will rag on JavaScript just a wee bit.

Bio:
Michael Starch in an Engineer. He has used JavaScript professionally for many years, and has committed every sin in JavaScript's tomb of Evil. He has often searched for order amongst the chaotic statements of JavaScript, and brings his methods for your consideration. He is by no means an authority on JavaScript, but he will step up and speak with authority anyway. You shall be entertained.

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Join us for dinner and presentations. Dinner begins at 7 pm and any presentations will start after most people have received their food or 8 pm, whichever comes first.

You are not required to have dinner with us or order food or stay for the entire meeting. We will have separate checks. Validation is not required for parking. However, please take note of signs when parking.
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SGVLUG is one of the oldest and most active Linux User Groups in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to Linux, the group also shares interests in other free and open source software, all forms of technology, and the discussion of issues that arise with the these new tools, such as privacy rights. SGVLUG attracts members from throughout LA County including Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, and eastward throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Our members include software developers, system administrators, hardware engineers, and software users of all levels of experience. Many work in the technology field as employees, contractors or consultants, and enjoy the learning and networking opportunities available from the group. We also have many members that serve as volunteers of their time and skills at various local events, including the annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE).