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Score with Underscore.js

Submitted by Shreyank Gupta (@shreyankg) on Aug 2, 2012

Section: Browser Technical level: Intermediate Session type: Tutorial Status: Confirmed & Scheduled

Abstract

How Underscore.js brings functional programming into JavaScript and how it ties with Backbone.js

Outline

Underscore.js provides a set of utilities which allows a JavaScript programmer to go functional. Quoting the documentation, "It's the tie to go along with jQuery's tux, and Backbone.js's suspenders"

In the tutorial I aim to cover why functional programming is the way to go for JavaScript programmers and how Underscore.js makes it a reality.

I'll walk through each, map, reduce, filter, select etc. and most of the useful functional bits of Underscore. I'll also cover the other bits including bind, throttle etc. and features like chaining.

Underscore.js makes you think differently while writing JavaScript. That's what I want the audience to take back from the session.

Requirements

Functional programming basics. JavaScript Basics.

Speaker bio

Shreyank Gupta works as a Software Engineer at Red Hat. He writes code in Python, Ruby and JavaScript.

Links

Slides

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/24971259/underscorejs.html

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