101: With John Resig

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This week we were joined by John Resig. John is the Dean of Computer Science at Khan Academy and the creator of the jQuery JavaScript library. He’s also the author of the books Pro JavaScript Techniques and Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja.

We talked about (roughly in order):

Q & A:

  • 42:08 Is it worth it for me to start investing my time into learning all these new frameworks (such as backbone, angular, ember)?
  • 46:50 I work as a front-end developer at Hiplogiq. We are looking to fill a couple of front-end dev internships. We would like to offer more opportunities to women in our field, but I have found that is extremely hard to find candidates. Do you guys have any ideas where else can I find students that may want to be part of our internship program? (check out: Women Who Code)
  • 58:00 Should I learn Javascript or JQuery?
  • 61:45 Minigames with canvas?


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  • joshmantis

    Wow, from about the 20 minute mark till the 30 minute mark, the conversation really ran away from the hosts. I liked the content, but it took an awfully long time for John to get to the point of his story.

    I think the best thing Chris and Dave can do in future interviews is to better manage the guest so that they don’t run away with the show.

    • chriscoyier

      Thanks for the feedback, but this show got an incredible amount of positive reveiws, so my takeaway is that we (I) should shut up more.

      • joshmantis

        No, no, don’t get me wrong, I loved the episode too, my only advice was to maybe help a guest along when they are taking awhile to get to the point. I don’t mean cut them off or rush them or anything.

        Perhaps I was too dramatic in my first comment.

  • delphine elisabeth

    programming in relation to the stuff you already like… what a concept huh!! preach!!

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