Discovering JavaScript

JavaScript has been around since Brendan Eich created the first version in just 10 days for use in Netscape Navigator 2.0 in 1995. After languishing for years, derided by "professional" programmers as a toy language, it has surged to prominence as a key technology in Web 2.0 and Ajax. This Live Learning event will explore some of the history of the language and its use in browsers, look at some browser-based development and debugging tools (the focus will be on Google Chrome, but most will be applicable to other browsers as well), and examine the lexical structure of the language. If you've been thinking about writing JavaScript code for the first time, or coming back after avoiding it for a long time, this session will give you a solid JavaScript foundation for learning more. And maybe even help you see just how good a language (parts of) it is!

Recorded: 3/14/2012


Don Kiely

Don Kiely is a featured instructor on many of our SQL Server and Visual Studio courses. He is a nationally recognized author, instructor, and consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. Don has many years of teaching experience, is the author or co-author of several programming books, and has spoken at many industry conferences and user groups. In addition, Don is a consultant for a variety of companies that develop distributed applications for public and private organizations.