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Modern JavaScript development

A session at SDD 2014

Monday 19th May, 2014

9:30am to 5:30pm (GMT)

JavaScript as a language has been around for a number of years, however it’s only recently that the power and expressiveness of the language has been brought into the mainstream.

This day-long session will examine the power of the language, and how to use JavaScript in modern web development. We will look at JavaScript functions and how they are the powerhouse of JavaScript. Building on that we will look at closures, explaining what they are and how they let us do things that would otherwise not be easy. Closures lead to the idea of modules, and we will look at a couple of module patterns. Using modules we can load code in a more structured way, and this leads us onto looking at code loaders and RequireJS in particular. Finally, you need to be able to test this code so we will cover testing JavaScript.

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Kevin Jones

Kevin has been involved in software development for 30 years

Starting out at university on DEC 20s and graduating through mainframes and onto all the versions of Windows. He divides his time between teaching, consultancy and getting his hands dirty with real coding in the real world. Kevin's recent roles involve work as a technical architect at ICS Systems and at Confused.com, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of a new public website driving 1.6 million quotes through the system in the first month of operation. His primary areas of expertise are patterns and enterprise architectures, in particular web application design and implementation using Model-View-Controller.

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SDD 2014

England England, London

19th23rd May 2014

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Time 9:30am5:30pm GMT

Date Mon 19th May 2014

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#Javascript

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