#149 Todd Gardner, The Importance of JavaScript

Summary
Todd Gardner, creator of TrackJS and RequestMetrics tells me how the web runs on JavaScript why it is so important.

Details
Who he is, what he does. JavaScript and ECMA Script, TypeScript, CoffeeScript, transpilers; Blazor, WebAssembly; SliverLight and Flash. JavaScript on IoT. JavaScript on the backend; Bryan rants about using Json with C#. Parsing Json and the importance of strings. Why you should learn JavaScript; which JavaScript should I learn - Node, React, Angular, etc. Bryan talks about learning JavaScript. What NodeJs is; module dependency version hell. The unclear state of asynchronous programming in JavaScript; Todd clears things up, callback hell, promises, async/await. JavaScript is not a fad. How to learn JavaScript. Monitoring your website with RequestMetrics; measuring real user performance, not synthetic monitoring; privacy concerns.

Links
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Todd's Homepage
TrackJS
Request Metrics
The PluralSight Course on JavaScript that Bryan liked
Kyle Simpson - You Don't Know JS
You Don't Know JS - GitHub

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2 thoughts on “#149 Todd Gardner, The Importance of JavaScript

  1. Hi Brian,

    Like yourself I’m a long time c# user since v1, and didn’t like web tech because of its state of shambles, however I started to learn js and dabbled into various frameworks until I found VueJS which I liked and seemed simple enough to learn.

    I have since moved to SvelteJS which is very similar to VusJS but is even simpler to learn and use and is the framework/compiler which I would recommend anybody to learn first while learning JS.

    I have now done at least 5 major projects with vue and then rewritten in svelte with c# back-ends, which you can see on my GitHub page all are single page applications (one intranet document routing project is not open source unfortunately)

    Keep up the good work with the podcasts.
    Cheers,
    Mehdi

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