Yes I know enough jQuery to add some flash and pop to a website and if you're a web developer of any persuasion, you probably do too. The minute you step outside the protection of jQuery's warm little Magical DOM Shield … you start to smell the lovely essence of poor language design.
Inconsistencies, hoisting, default global variable scope:
Douglas Crockford's quote on this (from his book,
says it best:
this has begun to change.
More Than Just Fun
If you're a .NET developer you –
and Metro – but it's also not mandatory you use C# with .NET.
These are the same people who want to learn Silverlight/Flash for the same reason.
The Renaissance Will Be Televised
be prepared and understand what's going on
with the language and what's out there.
The goal of this screencast is to "re-introduce" web developers to a language they may only be marginally comfortable with. It starts out with the basics, but quickly ramps up into showing the problems with the language itself, and then how to get around them.
I do hope you enjoy it.