Crockford on JavaScript – Volume 1: The Early Years

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Douglas Crockford puts the JavaScript programming language in its proper historical context, tracing the language’s structure and conventions (and some of its …

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  1. jacobfkjacobfk03-19-2017

    Fantastic lectures but the volume gain is waaaay too low and needs to be normalized. Please run these videos by someone with audio expertise and re-upload.

  2. NevilleDNZNevilleDNZ03-19-2017

    @1:11:36 – Douglas Crockford states "And then C took B – this one was Dennis Ritchie – taking some of the good ideas in Pascal being more selective in taking stuff from its type system and adding to B – which was mainly a typeless language – he made C"….

    Compare: DM Ritchie Jan 93. "The Development of the C Language" … "The scheme of type composition adopted by C owes considerable debt to Algol 68, although it did not, perhaps, emerge in a form that Algol's adherents would approve of."

  3. Luuk van EgeraatLuuk van Egeraat03-19-2017

    great video! Thanks

  4. heezoheezo03-19-2017

    The first bug was made by Grace Hopper? Does anyone else find this amusing?

  5. TheBoing2001TheBoing200103-19-2017

    Just for the records 68000 processor where 32 bit. And there was cheap preemptive multitasking/multimedia personal computer back in 1985.

  6. Johan ErikssonJohan Eriksson03-19-2017

    @TheBoing2001 The 68000 was 16/32 – meaning it had a 32-bit address-bus but was using 16-bit data-registers.

  7. WinterXLWinterXL03-19-2017

    I assume you're connecting "Hopper" to insects…?

  8. Jwa107Jwa10703-19-2017

    Heezo's comment was not asking about the history but was pointing out that "Grace Hopper" sounds like Grasshopper (a bug) and thought it was funny that the person's name who discovered bugs sounds like a bug.

  9. icelavaneticelavanet03-19-2017

    Informative summary on the history of programming. Explains why I've such a hard time adapting my mind from .NET OO environment to liberal Javascript 🙂

  10. GathGealaichGathGealaich03-19-2017

    Uhm, no. 68k CPUs most certainly have 32-bit data registers.

  11. bashful228bashful22803-19-2017

    Half-ASCII said "half-arsed key" haha

  12. I love it, a great talk. Just a couple of nits: The 6502 status register was P not F. Thompson invented B, Ritchie invented C. In the beginning -to program the original Mac- we used Pascal not assembler: Think/LightSpeed Pascalâ„¢. Later on we had Apple's MPW and others (Borland). And of course we also had the preceptive, crappy as always, Microsoft Basic.

  13. DalatronDalatron03-19-2017

    I used to write in assembly language.

  14. Olga VoytovichOlga Voytovich03-19-2017

    Amazing. Love every second of this video.

  15. bakinglifebakinglife03-19-2017

    This was a very nice to listen to.

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