Category Archives: Javascript

AppNexus Engineering@Scale: Writing High Integrity JavaScript

The latest AppNexus Engineering@Scale talk comes to you from Portland, where AppNexus just purchased 10,000 square feet of downtown office space. AppNexus has been aggressively growing its Portland presence and can’t wait to move in to their downtown office. In … Continue reading

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Easy Web Forms With Knockout JS

I am always interested to learn about new technologies and frameworks, especially ones that make my UI work easier. The other day while researching new javascript frameworks, I stumbled across Knockout JS. There has been a large buzz around this … Continue reading

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Understanding Javascript’s “this” Keyword

Here’s how I explain this to people: this is a variable. It points to the object which is applied to the function. There’s nothing innately magical, scary, or confusing about this — it’s a feature, after all. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Webkit (Chrome, Safari) console.log is broken.

Chrome and Safari have a pretty serious bug where console.log() does not log variables as they are at the time of calling console.log(), but rather as they are some time in the future.  If you’re not aware of it, you … Continue reading

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