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Nettuts+ has quickly established itself as one of the premier resources for web development tutorials. One year ago, this website didn't exist. Today, we've surpassed 30,000 subscribers - which is no small feat! To show our appreciation, I have some more freebies to mail out this week, courtesy of O'REILLY. Additionally, I'd like to inform you of a fantastic Javascript workshop that's coming up, hosted by Douglas Crockford.

What Must I Do?

To enter into the drawing, all you need to do is follow us on Twitter, if you aren't already! Next, leave a comment containing your username for verification purposes. I'll then randomly select a few people from this list and email you! It's as simple as that.

Javascript: The Good Parts

Mastering Regular Expressions

Learning Javascript

Master Class With Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford
  • Location: Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA
  • When: March 30th, 9-5

What will I learn?

  • Get a detailed look at JavaScript’s elegant features, including syntax, objects, functions, inheritance, arrays, regular expressions, and methods
  • Discover why object-oriented programming in classical, prototypal, and functional styles is unique to JavaScript
  • Understand the Document Object Model (DOM) -- the web browser API so crucial to your work
  • Improve the quality of your JavaScript code through performance, security, and style
  • Learn how to avoid the bad parts of JavaScript, such as global variables and the eval function

About this class

Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been developed and then released in a hurry before it could be refined. Once Java applets failed, JavaScript became the language of the Web by default, making its popularity almost completely independent of its qualities as a programming language.

In this Master Class, JavaScript expert Douglas Crockford will scrape away the language’s bad features to reveal all the good ideas that make JavaScript an outstanding object-oriented programming language -- ideas such as functions, loose typing, dynamic objects, and an expressive object literal notation. You’ll learn why this powerful feature subset is more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole, and discover firsthand how to create extensible and efficient code with it. Based on his popular O’Reilly book, JavaScript: The Good Parts, this class will demonstrate how JavaScript can be a beautiful, elegant, lightweight, and highly expressive language.

Early bird registration ends March 22nd ($50 discount). Nettuts+ readers receive a 25% discount on top of that! Use the code "SPH25" when registering.


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