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14. Introduction to JavaScript

January 19, 2015

JavaScript is everywhere! Learn more about how and where this language is used. We also challenge you with a fun project.

Also, the Internet of Things and your connected toaster.





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  • Kenneth January 27, 2015 at 3:20 am

    I really love y’alls podcast, thank you so much for giving back in this way. Just as I am driven to learn as much as I can about Web development, I’m so inspired by examples like y’alls to hopefully get to a point that I can give back to the Web development community myself.

    It’s enormously helpful just to hear two people banter back and forth the industry-speak that someone like me might otherwise have only read to myself.

    I started listening to the podcast long ago, and to your credit I started not knowing maybe 90% of the things y’all talked about. But I’m a repeat listener, I’ve spent a lot of time on episodes 4, 6, and 7, just listening to them on repeat and I swear the more I just listen to them along with what I’m consuming off the Internet, I’m coming to understand more and more the things y’all discuss. So in that way, I’ve found your podcast rewards repeat views.

    So I actually came here to share my first JavaScript program!


    So I’m reading JavaScript and jQuery by Jon Duckett, and I’ve used just the basics that I’ve so far come across from this book in my calculator “app.” I would love to hear y’alls thoughts and any critiques y’all may (and likely would) have.

    Thanks again for all y’all do. I’m a 30 year old nurse out in Austin, TX who found out he’s on the wrong career path. If and when I finally get out of healthcare, I am totally going to have to insist on buying you guys a beer or two if you’re ever in Austin.

    • Dain Miller February 12, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      Hey Kenneth! Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I LOVE this calculator. I would wrap this js file in an anonymous self executing function and call it a day. :) Love how you didn’t use jQuery here. Was this an attempt to not use jQuery, like, was that a specific goal of this little project?

  • Seneca Sisneros September 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Hello! Great Podcast! Can you please link the 3 people that you suggested that we follow. Thank you!

    • Dain Miller September 26, 2016 at 2:48 am

      Hey Seneca,

      I don’t currently have time to try and scrub through and find it in the hour long podcast. If you wanted to list the names I can get you some links though.


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