JavaScript Concurrency with Kyle Simpson

JavaScript programming usually is done through the use of frameworks, such as ReactJS, AngularJS, and EmberJS. These frameworks abstract away some of the messy details of JavaScript, and simplify web development so that engineers can build products at a faster pace. When we build software using JavaScript frameworks, we are missing out on some of the richness of the JavaScript language itself.

Kyle Simpson is the author of “You Don’t Know JS”, a series of books that suggests that JavaScript developers should start from the ground up, not from the top down. By learning the basics of JavaScript, a software engineer can learn the timeless fundamentals that will not disappear with the creation of next week’s hottest framework. After exploring the idea of frameworks versus raw JavaScript, Kyle and I discuss asynchronous JavaScript, from concurrency to the observer pattern.