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My ETech JavaScript tutorial

I gave a three hour JavaScript tutorial at ETech this morning, aimed at people with previous programming experience who hadn’t yet dived deep in to JavaScript as a programming language. It seemed to go pretty well—some good questions were asked at various points and a few people told me afterwards that they had found it interesting.

I didn’t finish the presentation in time to get handouts made up—in fact I was adding the finishing touches 15 minutes before the session began—so I’m posting the slides here. The 111 slides (reduced to low quality JPEGs with Keynote to save on bandwidth) start here: A (Re)-Introduction to JavaScript.

For the sake of completeness, I’m also releasing the notes I made in preparation for the talk (PDF). These are pretty rough and don’t match what I actually said very closely but they might be of interest in any case.

The photos in the presentation were all found using Flickr’s awesome Creative Commons search feature.

Update: I’ve converted the notes to a single HTML file with permalinks for each of the sections: A (Re)-Introduction to JavaScript (HTML).

There’s a lot of interest in the slides as a single file. The PDF is 50MB thanks to all of the images, but I’ll see about getting it hosted on the ETech site. In the mean-time, I’ve posted higher quality copies of the slides to Flickr.

This is My ETech JavaScript tutorial by Simon Willison, posted on 7th March 2006.

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