Episode 119 / 2021.10.18
Jennifer Blumberg, Andrew Welch, Ryan Irelan
#JavaScript #what-even-is-it #frontend

On this episode host­ed by Jen­nifer Blum­berg with guest Chris Fer­di­nan­di, we con­tin­ue the What is even…?” series by delv­ing into exact­ly what even is JavaScript?

We talk about JavaScrip­t’s con­vo­lut­ed ori­gins, and how a lan­guage writ­ten in 10 days has become the most pop­u­lar lan­guage on the planet.

Chris leads us through dis­cussing the per­ils of the pro­lif­er­a­tion of JavaScript on the fron­tend, as well as the absolute­ly amaz­ing things it allows us to do in the brows­er, on the serv­er, and even in the cash register!

We also have a pret­ty inter­est­ing dis­cus­sion on the overuse of frame­works, but also how those very frame­works ben­e­fit the plat­form as a prov­ing ground for pat­terns that work.

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