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Patrick Lee – JavaScript Sprachraum

Web Directions South 2010, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, October 15 10.45am.

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Session description

Despite being an option on web servers as early as 1995 with Netscape’s LiveWire, JavaScript has long been regarded as a language only of the browser.

Approaching sweet sixteen JavaScript has evolved in the community and gained acceptance as a general purpose programming language.

In this session Patrick will be looking at JavaScript outside of the browser, focusing on how to use it for web server applications. Starting with the old in Helma and progressing through various usages to the most new and exciting with node.js, Patrick will talk about why JavaScript on the server matters right now and show you how to get started using it.

About Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee PortraitPatrick is a computer programmer and interaction designer. Usually at the same time.

He thinks JavaScript is an important language.

He works for ThoughtWorks.

Follow Patrick on Twitter: @boundvariable

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