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JavaScript Programming Resources

Recently I have been working with our CTO, Bernardo Castillo, on a project converting a C# application to JavaScript by hand. The syntax clearly has differences (along with similarities), but the biggest questions have come regarding principles and patterns. As we wrote the JavaScript I kept falling back to things I have read from a few very good resources throughout my affair with JavaScript programming. I compiled a short list last night and sent it to Bernardo, but thought it is something that should be made public. If you are a C# (or any Object-oriented language) programmer looking to learn patterns and practices in JavaScript then these resources are great for inspiration and instruction. If you are already a JavaScript programmer I guarantee that there are things you can learn from the style guides. I am still learning from them.

Introduction to Object-Oriented JavaScript Author: Fernando Trasviña

Simple JavaScript Inheritance Author: John Resig

3 ways to define a JavaScript class Author: Stoyan Stefanov

Principles of Writing Consistent, Idiomatic JavaScript Author: Rick Waldron

The Elements of JavaScript Style Author: Douglas Crockford

Code Conventions for the JavaScript Programming Language Author: Douglas Crockford

Essential JavaScript Design Patterns Author: Addy Osmani I hope these resources help you. There a many more resources I did not mention, but these ones give experienced programmers good guidance for taking their current skills to JavaScript (the right way). And a huge thanks the the fellas that wrote these great articles. You have helped me tremendously.

Chris Bannon - Global Product Manager

Chris Bannon

Global Product Manager of Wijmo
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