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review: Functional JavaScript

by Rob Friesel

Just like it says on the tin, Functional JavaScript (Michael Fogus[1]; O’Reilly, 2013) is just that: a book about writing JavaScript in a functional style with Underscore.js as the foundational library to give you some of the higher-order functions you need to get started.[2] First, a disclosure: I have a very personal relationship with this […]

“Fun JS” (and BurlingtonJS #3)

by Rob Friesel

Last night was the third BurlingtonJS meet-up, and it seems to have been another success. Attendance was good and the crowd was once again pretty engaged. Always fun, always a room full of smart people, always good discussion. This month, I had the privilege of presenting, and took a few pages from chapters Michael Fogus’s […]

Linkdump for March 20th

by Rob Friesel

Star Wars Family Tree Inappropriate Kissing At Joe Stone Graphic Design. (tagged: none) fun.js At Fogus' blog. He's written a book about functional programming in JavaScript (with a healthy dose of Underscore.js to boot). I've had the unique pleasure of getting to review the manuscript, and let me just say that this is just as […]

Linkdump for December 6th

by Rob Friesel

jQuery.Deferred is the most important client-side tool you have Matt Baker, writing at the Wealthfront Engineering blog. The title is a little bit linkbaity, but I'm pretty close to agreeing with it: if you're using jQuery in your web project, the Deferred object is one of the most powerful tools that the library offers, and […]

Linkdump for March 28th

by Rob Friesel

The End of Pagination Jeff Atwood writing at Coding Horror: …who the heck is visiting page 964 of 3810? As you can imagine, the comment thread is exactly the kind of potpourri you'd expect from this topic. (tagged: Jeff Atwood essay usability design pagination ux ui ) Super-Earths ‘in the billions’ At BBC News. (tagged: […]