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JavaScript Best Practices

Bocoup Training

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:30 AM - Friday, March 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM

JavaScript Best Practices

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Individual Ticket - Early Registration   more info Ended $899.00 $9.95
Individual Ticket - Late Registration   more info Ended $1,150.00 $9.95

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About This Training

Who's it for?

Whether JavaScript is your first language or you're coming to it from another, this class is ideal for those with some programming experience. If you feel really confident with the topics in our Foundations of Programming with JavaScript class, this training is the next step in advancing your skills.

If you have any questions about whether this class is a good fit, drop us a line at training@bocoup.com and we’d be happy to talk with you!

What you'll learn:

JavaScript Best Practices, of course! This training takes a step-by-step approach to fundamental concepts, building on each one to leave you with a more thorough understanding of JavaScript. We'll discuss code organization, performance, and testing as well as the following topics:

  • Global Scope, Scoping and Hoisting
  • Primitive Types
  • Type Coercion
  • The == and === Operators
  • Truthy and Falsy
  • The typeof and instanceof Operators
  • Smarter Type Checking
  • Objects, Objects as Namespaces
  • Self-aware Objects
  • Functions are Objects
  • Functions as Namespaces
  • Immediately Invoked Function Expressions
  • Closure
  • The Module Pattern
  • Method chaining
  • Instances and Inheritance
  • Constructors and Prototypes
  • The 'new' keyword
  • Overriding 'this' with call and apply
  • Overriding 'this' permanently with bind
  • Object Prototypes
This two-day class runs from 9:30am to 5pm daily, including morning refreshments and lunch.



Be sure to bring a laptop with WiFi and a power cord, ready with a code editor and a modern browser.

We recommend one of the following text editors for Mac: Sublime Edit 2, TextMate or Coda. For Windows, we recommend: Sublime Edit 2, Notepad++ or UltraEdit. Either way, the most important thing is that you use a text editor you're comfortable with.

Also, we strongly recommend the Google Chrome browser, although Firefox (with the Firebug extension installed) will work in a pinch.


About the Instructor

Ben Alman is a Senior Developer at Bocoup and author of numerous open source projects such as Grunt, the popular task-based command line build tool for JavaScript projects. He also frequently writes and presents on modern JavaScript and jQuery topics at conferences around the world.


Hotel and Parking Information

A corporate rate has been established at the nearby Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel for Bocoup guests. You can secure the discounted nightly rate through this link, or by calling 1-800-MARRIOTT and asking for the Bocoup rate. 

For our local guests who will be commuting in, The Bocoup Loft is a short walk from Red and Silver line access at South Station. There are also a number of paid parking lots and garages located along Congress St. and A St. which range in price from $11 to $15 per day. We recommend getting an early start in order to secure a parking space and arrive at the loft on time.


Refunds and Cancellation Policy

Need to cancel your ticket? Notify us in writing at training@bocoup.com no less than 30 days before the training for a refund less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the training are non-refundable.  

You may transfer your ticket to another person by contacting training@bocoup.com and providing authorization.

Confirmed and paid attendees who do not attend or cancel after the deadline are liable for the entire fee. In the event the training is cancelled, the liability of Bocoup, LLC is limited to the return of paid registration fees. 

For questions about registration or assistance with any registration problems, please contact us at training@bocoup.com.

Have questions about JavaScript Best Practices? Contact Bocoup Training

When & Where

Bocoup Loft
355 Congress Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02210

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:30 AM - Friday, March 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM

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About Bocoup
Bocoup is an Open Web technology company by and for programmers. We create new open source technologies and help them become viable through consulting, training, and evangelism. We research next-generation browser technologies, implement software, run community events, workshops and training, and contribute to numerous open source projects.

About Bocoup Training
Bocoup developers lead high-quality Open Web classes at our loft space in Boston and across the country. For a complete listing of all our available classes, visit training.bocoup.com. For custom training inquiries, please email training@bocoup.com.

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