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Slides for my JavaScript talk at JavaOne 2009

Posted by robc on June 10, 2009 at 7:29 PM PDT

I put the slides for my technical session at JavaOne online here. The session is: TS-3802, Functional and Object-oriented Programming in the JavaScript Programming Language. The repetition of the word "programming" is entirely due to lawyer intervention, I should note. Also, the formatting is slightly different from the one I used at the conference, due to the various conversions involved. I've also fixed a few typos/bugs.

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Ooops, my mistake, sorry. "YOUR slides provide a nice state of art about JS. I just feel unfortunate you have written only 1 slide as a conclusion. While only reading your slides, I didn't found here any more precise hint about on-coming future I expected/wanted to read." Thanks for this JavaOne presentation.

Our slides provide a nice state of art about JS. I just feel unfortunate you have written only 1 slide as a conclusion. While only reading your slides, I didn't found here any more precise hint about on-coming future I expected/wanted to read. I have just written few posts about how Java/JS and other languages are evolving to become closer. PHP 5 is close to Java 1.4 and maybe even more much closer to JavaScript! http://www.jroller.com/dmdevito/entry/php_5_is_close_to A false piece of news may become real as Java and JS move closer http://www.jroller.com/dmdevito/entry/a_false_piece_of_news Functional programming on-going adoption as a side-effect http://www.jroller.com/dmdevito/entry/functional_programming_on_going_ad... I looks like we are moving towards functional programming and, IMHO, that's a good news. JS has popularized functional programming. And Google too with it's map/reduce framework. JS looks like to play here a special role : - it is functional, and has closure, - it is a dynamic language, - it runs with the interpreted mode, lowering the develop/compile/run cost. - it has an important community - it's client-side, but moves to the server-side. - it looks like Java,but it's close to PHP too. - the JavaScript VM are improving. - etc. While JS is more and more pervasive, I have thought about using it more outside browsers. Why not using JavaScript as a scripting language, but outside browsers !? http://www.jroller.com/dmdevito/entry/why_not_using_javascript_as So, it's nice to read a presentation at JavaOne centered around JS to give a kind of state of JS art.