Ever wonder about how we came to have the technologies and programming languages used today? Yahoo’s senior JavaScript architect Douglas Crockford gave a presentation in early 2010 that traces the developments which brought us the beloved and hated language that powers client-side web behaviors. The video is nearly two hours and only the first in a series on JavaScript, but Crockford relates many interesting stories about the history of computing and notes patterns in how technology tends to develop. Check it out if you want to learn more about the background of that quirky yet powerful bit of tech we call JavaScript:

Crockford on JavaScript: The Early Years

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  1. Ellyn Fasel says:

    Thank you for the news!! I really think it’s going to suprise a lot of people.

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