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Leveling-Up at Javascript: Understanding the Confusing Bits

I will be the first to admit that JavaScript was the most confusing thing I have ever tried to learn. Lessons learned in school did not prepare me for things like prototype inheritance and the prototype chain, closures, functions as first-class object, functions with their own functions, the changing "this" scope, the various ways to create objects, variable hoisting , and other confusing JavaScript topic. Come learn what I have learned about what Douglas Crockford calls "The World's Most Misunderstood Programming Language".

About Jason Dean

Jason Dean

Currently employed by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and working at Dakota County Technical College, Jason Dean has been working in Information Technology for 14 years, focusing on application security for much of that time. As veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Jason was trained in both physical and information security and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology Management from American Military University. He keeps busy working (on-and-off) toward a graduate degree, speaking at and organizing conferences, spending time with his wife and three children in Farmington, MN, and blogging at

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