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Starting with JavaScript - a ten minute talk, given at Girl Geek Dinner 4

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Starting with JavaScript Starting with JavaScript Presentation Transcript

  • Starting with JavaScript Dori Smith dori.com
  • Why JavaScript?
    • It works everywhere
      • On Web clients
        • (even iPhones)
      • Locally
        • Applications
          • Adobe Photoshop & InDesign
        • Widgets & Gadgets
  • Why JavaScript?
    • Easy to start
      • Plenty of plug-and-play solutions
      • Don't have to be "a programmer"
  • Why JavaScript?
    • Easy to learn
      • Code is uncompiled—just view source
      • Lots of Web sites
        • Some are good
      • Lots of books
        • Some are good
  • Why JavaScript?
    • Standard Code Concepts
      • Objects
      • Conditionals
  • What do you need?
    • You've already got it
      • Browser
      • Text Editor
  • Gotchas
    • Where you can get bit
      • Browsers
        • Testing in one ≠ working in all
      • Outdated/obsolete examples
      • Re-inventing the wheel
        • There are some great frameworks
  • Questions? Dori Smith dori.com
  • Dori Smith
    • Co-author of:
      • JavaScript & Ajax for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide
      • Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide
      • Dreamweaver CS4: Visual QuickStart Guide