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JavaScript Class

By Garrett Smith Held every Friday, 7-9pm

Twitter: @xkit (follow & mention).

LinkedIn: Garrett Smith (endorsements welcome!)

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Course Overview

This course covers the fundamentals of the EcmaScript programming language, the DOM, and object-oriented design. It is intended for experienced web developers and programmers of other languages, however all are welcome.


Reference specifications are used extensively. These are linked from the JavaScript resources page. Read them daily.


Ask Questions. Interact.

Class Notes

Notes for individual classes.

EcmaScript Programming Language

  • Property accessors, [] and . [[Get]], [[Put]] and the Reference type.
  • Prototypal inheritance
  • typeof operator
  • Arrays
  • Primitive types
  • Functions, callbacks, "I'm done", Event Notification System
  • Scope chain and identifier resolution, Closures
  • Entering an execution context (this)
  • call, apply)
  • [[Construct]], [[Call]]
  • Literal syntax [], {}, /a/i RegularExpression literal

Patterns and Object Oriented JavaScript

  • Decorator pattern
  • Custom Events
  • EventRegistry
  • Factory, Abstract Factory
  • Strategy/delegation - Example: APE StyleTransition object.


JavaScript Development Resources


We learn by doing. Get involved!

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