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JavaScript's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: A Look Behind the Curtain at the JavaScript Engine

The unspoken "code" amongst JavaScript developers has been to know just The Good Parts. Join us as the Masked Programmer (Chris Tryens) breaks the JavaScript "code" and exposes the methods behind one of JavaScript's most well-guarded secrets: Compilation! We'll start by demonstrating a few magic "hoisting" tricks. Then we'll go behind the curtain and explore how JavaScript is actually implemented, how the engine doesn't just read the code once, but twice, and how optimization can lead to some unexpected behavior.

Project Members: Chris Tryens

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