Everything is Permitted: Extending Built-ins

A session at JSConf US 2011

Monday 2nd May, 2011

5:20pm to 6:00pm (PST)

Adding methods to built-in objects: it’s one of JavaScript’s most powerful features. It’s also a great way to offend the sensibilities of your colleagues. We all hear that it’s irresponsible, that it’s sloppy, that it’s flat-out bad practice and should be avoided.

I’m tired of this one-sided battle. In this talk, I’m going to push back against whatever blog post you read that told you that extending built-ins was unconditionally and universally bad. I’m gonna go all Howard Beale on your asses.

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Andrew Dupont

Professional dork. I also dabble in nerding. bio from Twitter

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Time 5:20pm6:00pm PST

Date Mon 2nd May 2011

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