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ObjectOriented JavaScript

7/18/2013 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Object-Oriented JavaScript

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

6:30 PM to 12:00 AM

The Able Few

2700 Locust, Saint Louis, MO (map)

Meetup starts at 6:30pm, with 30 minutes of social time. Beginning at 7pm, Jordan Kasper will present Object-Oriented JavaScript (yes, it really exists):

JavaScript gets a bad rap for not being a "full" programming language, but with the introduction of platforms and frameworks like NodeJS, Backbone, and others, developers are starting to realize how powerful this language can be.

It's time to give JavaScript the attention it deserves and you can start your re-education by accepting that while JavaScript may exhibit some characteristics of a functional language, it really is a multi-paradigm language with strong support for Object-Oriented Programming.

This talk will give attendees a crash course in Object-Oriented JavaScript covering:

core OOP principles

the prototype object and constructors

member access types (public, private, & privileged)

prototypical inheritance

interfaces (mixins)

Developers will come out of this session ready to implement core OOP concepts in JavaScript and with knowledge of how inheritance in JavaScript differs from many of the other languages they know.

Starting about 8:15pm, we'll move into a hacking session to experiment with the material that's been presented, and with JavaScript and node.js in general.

Complementary sodas and sandwiches will be provided, and the pub downstairs serves good beer, so come hungry, come thirsty, bring your laptop and be ready to code!

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