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Training Software Engineers with David Yang and Nimit Maru

“Javascript is like English – it hitched itself to the most powerful horse in the history of mankind, the web, and it has really exploded since then.”

Fullstack Academy is a 13-week immersive program for students to learn software engineering. Their flagship course focuses primarily on Javascript and the associated frameworks used to build real-world web applications.

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JavaScript: Fundamental Answers

Fundamental questions loomed at the beginning of JavaScript Week. Some answers: Is JavaScript the new bytecode? Abstractions like Scala, Groovy, and Clojure were built on top of the Java Virtual Machine’s finely tuned bytecode processing power. Virtual machine innovation is now happening atop V8. V8-powered NodeJS apps compile directly to machine code at a speed that rivals the JVM’s compilation from bytecode to machine code. TypeScript, React, and other conveniences are built

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TypeScript with Jon Turner

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/jont_typescript.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles down to regular JavaScript. Jon Turner maintains the TypeScript package at Microsoft. Why is TypeScript useful? Does compile-time checking add any real efficiency? The current TypeScript compiler is written in TypeScript–how did you compile that compiler? TypeScript was created to build large, manageable JavaScript applications–how did Microsoft due that before TypeScript? What language design preferences does Anders Hejlsberg

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