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"this" isn't what you think it is: JavaScript for Object oriented programmers

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Abstract:
JavaScript is not just for DOM manipulation: with its growing presence in browsers, on servers, and now the desktop with Windows 8, JavaScript is fast becoming the ubiquitous programming language. Regardless of your background, odds are pretty good that JavaScript will be part of your future. JavaScript has a unique feature set that can make it challenging for object oriented programmers. In this introductory session we'll discuss some of JavaScript's pitfalls and strengths. We'll take a look at strategies for developing JavaScript namespaces, classes, and objects from an object oriented perspective.

Speaker Bio:
Joel Cochran is a Manager Consultant with Sogeti, an international consulting firm. He is a Microsoft Client Development MVP, an ASPInsider, and is currently serving as the INETA Mentor for Virginia. Joel is the author of "Expression Blend in Action" and co-author of "Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript", both by Manning Publications, as well as "The Practical MVVM Manifesto" (http://practicalmvvm.com). A technology generalist, he works with technologies such as Windows 8, ASP.NET MVC4, SQL Server, SSIS, Azure, and much more. His languages of choice are C# and JavaScript. He spends an inordinate amount of time on Twitter (@joelcochran) and far less time on his blog http://joelcochran.com.