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Sarah Drasner

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Sarah Drasner is an award-winning Speaker, VP of Developer Experience at Netlify, Vue core team member, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks. Sarah is formerly Principal Lead of Emerging Markets, Cloud Advocates at Microsoft and Manager of UX & Engineering at Trulia/Zillow Group.
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The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
Clive Thompson - Mar 24, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Self-driving cars roaming the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code--and coders are the ones who built it for us. Programmers shape our everyday behavior: When they make something easy to do, we do more of it. When they make it hard or impossible, we do l...
Sarah Drasner
Dec 22, 2019
🎉Next #devAdvent: @pomeranian99 writes incredibly compelling articles about tech- about the tech itself, about the problems we're solving, about the people, about the context. He's my favorite tech journalist. He also came out with a whole book on us coders, called... Coders!      source
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You Don't Know JS Yet
Scope & Closures
Kyle Simpson - Mar 03, 2020
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Scope & Closures, the second book in the new edition series, dives deep into how and why to organize variables into different buckets of scope, limiting scope over-exposure and improving code maintainability. On top of lexical scope, closure empowers functions with memory, preserving variables across calls. Modules leverage scope and closures to en...
Sarah Drasner
Dec 18, 2017
@nerdwithus Great question! I like the @YDKJS series by Kyle Simpson, also Eloquent JavaScript is a great book- these are good for understanding vanilla JS, and then from there learning other tools is a little easier.      source
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Eloquent JavaScript
A Modern Introduction to Programming
Marijn Haverbeke - Dec 04, 2018 (first published in 2010)
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Completely revised and updated, this best-selling introduction to programming in JavaScript focuses on writing real applications.Eloquent JavaScript dives into the JavaScript language to show programmers how to write elegant, effective JavaScript code. Like any good programming book, Eloquent JavaScript begins with fundamentals--variables, control ...
Sarah Drasner
Dec 18, 2017
@nerdwithus Great question! I like the @YDKJS series by Kyle Simpson, also Eloquent JavaScript is a great book- these are good for understanding vanilla JS, and then from there learning other tools is a little easier.      source