Episode 70

070 JSJ Book Club: JavaScript Allongé with Reginald Braithwaite


August 9th, 2013

1 hr 6 mins 30 secs

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Reginald Braithwaite (twitter github blog)
Jamison Dance (twitter github blog)
Joe Eames (twitter github blog)
AJ O’Neal (twitter github blog)
Merrick Christensen (twitter github)
Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)

02:08 - Reg Braithwaite Introduction


03:46 - JavaScript Allongé by Reginald Braithwaite
06:43 - The Y Combinator

Kestrels, Quirky Birds, and Hopeless Egocentricity by Reginald Braithwaite

14:26 - Book Summary/Perspective

QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard P. Feynman

21:37 - Footnotes

Flashman: A Novel by George MacDonald Fraser

26:42 - allong.es

Michael Fogus

29:15 - Sharing Knowledge & Information
33:01 - The Coffee Theme

CoffeeScript Ristretto by Reginald Braithwaite

37:42 - Favorite Parts of the Book

How Prototypes Work

42:18 - Writing the Beginning
44:41 - Reg’s Programming Background

One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science by George Gamow


ng-conf (Joe & Merrick)
LUMOback (Merrick)
Twilio (AJ)
Bountysource (AJ)
Brian Stevens / Data Porters (Chuck)
InformIT (Chuck)
Safari Books Online (Chuck)
QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard P. Feynman (Reginald)
One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science by George Gamow (Reginald)
Understanding Computation: From Simple Machines to Impossible Programs by Tom Stuart (Reginald)
Realm of Racket: Learn to Program, One Game at a Time! by Matthias Felleisen (Reginald)

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JavaScript Strategies at Microsoft with Scott Hanselman
MERRICK:  Turns out my habit is Joe coming over to my desk and saying, [singing] “Da-na-na-na, jabber time!”


AJ:  Nice.

REG:  That behavior is always acceptable if you are dressed for the part.


CHUCK:  Since this is pure audio, you don’t even have to be dressed.

JOE:   I have a pair of parachute pants.

MERRICK:  I actually record most of this show while I'm in the bathtub.

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CHUCK:  Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 70 the JavaScript Jabber show. This week on our panel we have Jamison Dance.

JAMISON:  Hello friends.

CHUCK:  Joe Eames.

JOE:  Hey there.

CHUCK:  AJ O’Neal.

AJ:  Still coming at you almost live from San Francisco.

CHUCK:  Merrick Christensen.

MERRICK:  What’s up guys?

CHUCK:  There we go. I’m Charles Max Wood from DevChat.TV. And we have a special guest, and that is Reg Braithwaite.

REG:  Pleased to be here with you.

MERRICK:  That was a real voice if I’ve ever heard one.

JOE:  Yeah. Awesome.

CHUCK:  No kidding. We should have you do some voice overs for us.

MERRICK:  We should.

CHUCK:  You’re listening to JavaScript Jabber.


AJ:  Say, “In a world…”


REG:  In a world…

CHUCK:  Anyway…


AJ:  Derailed, derailed.

CHUCK:  Yeah, totally. Reg, since you’re new to the show, do you want to introduce your self briefly?

REG:  Certainly. I’m a 51-year-old programmer. I got started the old-fashioned way,