NDC 2012

Norwegian Developers Conference  

Just cause it’s JavaScript, doesn’t give you a license to write rubbish

06 June 2012 10:20 - 11:20

JavaScript, the language that we all laughed at and our usage of it was limited to copy/paste of scripts to have some dynamic content in a web page has all grown up. From jQuery on the client-side to node.js on the server, everywhere you look there’s JavaScript. Unfortunately there’s also a ton of horrible, twisted and somewhat convoluted code that would make any developer that remotely cares about clean code suicidal.

A dynamic language that has somewhat given us a license to do anything we want has been abused to the point that much of the blame has been placed on the language itself as opposed to the developers. In this talk we’ll discuss some of the patterns and anti-patterns of JavaScript, things you should and shouldn’t do. If you care about writing clean and maintainable code, you should care about it in any language!

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