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Panel

David Herman (twitter blog Effective JavaScript)
Ariya Hidayat (twitter github blog)
Tim Caswell (twitter github howtonode.org)
Jamison Dance (twitter github blog)
Joe Eames (twitter github blog)
Merrick Christensen (twitter github)
Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)

Discussion
00:48 - David Herman and Ariya Hidayat Introduction

044 JSJ Book Club: Effective JavaScript with David Herman
023 JSJ Phantom.js with Ariya Hidayat

01:54 - Parsing JavaScript and ASTs and Language Grammars
04:44 - Semantics
06:08 - Abstract Syntax Tree (AST)

Esprima: Parser
SpiderMonkey

10:37 - Lexer
12:16 - Writing your own language

creationix / jack
The C Programming Language

17:41 - Parser Generators

JavaScriptCore

21:04 - Evolving a Syntax
Automatic Semicolon Insertion

Post correspondence problem
Halting problem

28:05 - Language Design

The Rust Programming Language

30:35 - Grammar

Regular Expressions (Regex)
Backus–Naur Form (BNF)
Recursion
How to Design Programs (HTDP)

38:00 - Recursive Descent Parsers
42:48 - Benefits of knowing language internals and syntax

Apache Lucene - Apache Lucene Core
LPeg - Parsing Expression Grammars For Lua

48:48 - Abstract Syntax Tree (AST)

Picks

Mass Effect 3 (Joe)
A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior | Coursera (Joe)
Go write a programming language to learn one (Tim)
Thumbs and Ammo (Jamison)
ISM by Savant (Jamison)
Vimcasts (Jamison)
The iPhreaks Show (Chuck)
Mozy (Chuck)
Tech & Go Bright Pink Micro USB Cable (David)
asm.js (David)
Beyond Office Politics: The Hidden Story of Power, Affiliation & Achievement in the Workplace by Linda Sommer (Ariya)
gotwarlost / istanbul (Ariya)

Next Week
Web Developer Skills
Transcript
JAMISON:  I am Linus Torvalds and I pronounce Linux, Linix.

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CHUCK:  Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 54 of the JavaScript Jabber Show. This week on our panel, we have Tim Caswell.

TIM:  Hello.

CHUCK:  Jamison Dance.

JAMISON:  Hi guys.

CHUCK:  Joe Eames.

JOE:  Hey there.

CHUCK:  Merrick Christensen.

MERRICK:  Hey guys, what’s up?

CHUCK:  I’m Charles Max Wood from DevChat.tv. And we have two special guests this week. We have Dave Herman.

DAVID:  Hey there.

CHUCK:  Ariya Hidayat.

ARIYA:  Hello everyone.

CHUCK:  And these guys are so smart that we brought them back. So, if you’re interested, we’ll put links to the episodes that they were on. David was on when we talked about his book ‘Essential JavaScript’ and Ariya was on when we talked about PhantomJS.

JAMISON:  Effective JavaScript.

CHUCK:  Effective? What did I say?

MERRICK:  Essential.

CHUCK:  Essential? Well, it’s an essential book on Effective JavaScript. How’s that?

[Laughter]

MERRICK:  Good save.

DAVID:  At least, you didn’t say Defective JavaScript.

[Laughter]

CHUCK:  No, that’s what I write. I’m really good at writing defective JavaScript.

ARIYA:  Actually, there’s a book about Essential on Defective JavaScript.

CHUCK:  I also want to announce really quickly that Fluent Conf has given us a discount code. So, if you want to get 20% off on your registration for Fluent Conf, just enter JAVAJAB and you’ll get 20% off when you register for Fluent Conf.

Alright. Well, let’s get started. This is going to be a really, really interesting topic and it’s something that I’ve wanted to know more about for a long time. And I just haven’t delved as deeply into it as I would like to. And that is,

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