Article: A Case Study in JavaScript Code Improvement

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My latest article, A Case Study in JavaScript Code Improvement, has just been released on the Telerik Developer Network. Over the past year or so I've spent a lot of time thinking about what I call "201 Level" JavaScript/web development. The stuff above intro level and below Rockstar/Ninja Level. It is an area I think developers need more help with (myself included) and I've been trying to focus my writing/presenting on this general theme.

My article takes a simple project (my Star Wars API wrapper) and discusses how I migrate it from a quick and dirty one-off project to something that is a bit more professional.

Let me know what you think!

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Raymond is a senior developer evangelist for Adobe. He focuses on document services, JavaScript, and enterprise cat demos. If you like this article, please consider visiting my Amazon Wishlist or donating via PayPal to show your support. You can even buy me a coffee!

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Tobias posted on 1/8/2015 at 6:40 PM

Thanks Raymond, I for one agree that we need more articles below the "ninja" level and I think you're doing a great job :-)
The stuff I read on your blog is something that actually brings me further in my day to day development. I also read the so called "Rockstar/Ninja" stuff but it has far less practical value to me. (hope it will have one day ;-))

Comment 2 by Chris Geirman posted on 1/9/2015 at 6:33 PM

Well done, Raymond! I totally agree that 201 level JS stuff is needed. I've done very little JS unit testing myself, but know I need to. I'm relatively new to task runners as well, though I do use them in trivial ways daily (live reload, local server, etc). Thanks!