Douglas Crockford, JSON Creator; Yahoo! JS Architect

Douglas Crockford

Biography: Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford was born in the wilds of Minnesota, but left when he was only six months old because it was just too damn cold. He turned his back on a promising career in television when he discovered computers. He has worked in learning systems, small business systems, office automation, games, interactive music, multimedia, location-based entertainment, social systems, and programming languages.
He is the inventor of Tilton, the ugliest programming language that was not specifically designed to be an ugly programming language. He is best known for having discovered that there are good parts in JavaScript. This was an important and unexpected discovery. He discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format. He is currently working on making the web a secure and reliable software delivery platform. He has his work cut out for him.

Presentation: "The Future of JavaScript. I mean ECMAScript"

Track: MAIN STREAM LANGUAGES / Time: Wednesday 14:45 - 15:45 / Location: Lille Sal, Archauz

Unexpectedly, JavaScript has become the world's most popular programming language. After ten years of stasis and acrimonious controversy, a new edition of the language has arrived, and there is work on further tandards. There are many forces now pulling on this little language. What will the future hold for this duckling?
Keywords: JavaScript, web, programming languages, standards
Target audience: The In Crowd. The Smart Set.

Workshop: "On JavaScript: Chapter Two: And Then There Was JavaScript, and Act III: Function the Ultimate."

Track: TRAINING: LANGUAGES AND PLATFORMS / Time: Sunday 13:00 - 16:00 / Location: Musikhuset: 421/423

This tutorial will go into the history of JavaScript, a survey of its parts (good and bad), with special attention paid to its functional nature. JavaScript is the programming language of the world's most used application delivery platform.
Keywords: JavaScript. ECMAScript. Web.

Target audience: Grifters. Drifters. Hipsters.Programmers