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MJS 003 My JS Story Max Lynch


My JS Story Max Lynch

On today's episode of My JS Story, Charles Max Wood welcomes Max Lynch. Max is part of the Ionic Framework and has appeared on episode 126 in the JavaScript Jabber show. Tune in to My JS Story Max Lynch as he shares his journey to becoming part of the world of programming.

Max's Meaningful Start

At the early age of 12 or 13, Max had a family friend who was a software developer and knew that Max liked to break into his parent's computer a lot. This developer lent him Java 1.1 book. However, Max didn't understand a single thing after reading it.

When he got older, he had this modem handbook with EarthLink. At the back of his 14.4k modem was an HTML, and there were tutorials in the handbook as well. He then began building simple websites, and he discovered about knowing what to do with JavaScript. He had more exposures to it since then.

Ending Up with JavaScript

JavaScript was the first actual programming language he learned. He ended up doing it because he was doing HTML. He got to the point where he wanted to go beyond that like if he clicks one button he gets to annoy someone with an alert prompt.

He was kind of forced to really understand things. Eventually, he got a book on JavaScript around when JavaScript leveled up.

Landmarks from Click Handlers to Framework

After the humble beginnings he had in JavaScript, he eventually got into PHP. The reason why he went onto it was because he wanted to build websites and do more stuff like communicate with friends, have a forum, and blog posts. It was like the Facebook years back. In the process of working with PHP, he got back into JavaScript.

In college, he had an internship at an insurance company which asked him to build a server management portal. This was the same time when jQuery came out. That's when his JavaScript skills leveled up.

To hear the rest of My JS Story Max Lynch, download and listen to the entire episode.

Establish Connections

Learn more about Max Lynch by connecting with him and see what he’s excited about. You can follow him on Twitter @maxlynch. Don’t forget to let Max know you heard about him on Devchat.tv’s Javascript Jabber My JS Story podcast!

If you’re short on time, here are the highlights of My JS Story Max Lynch:

Max's first jump into programming? (00:46)

Ending up in JavaScript? (3:06)

Landmarks or milestones from click handlers to a framework? (04:36)

Advice for those who started late in programming? (09:02)

Is React with Ionic possible? (15:45)

Max's Ionic story? (16:55)

Other JavaScript projects? (24:04)

Episode Links:

Java, Swing, GTK, Ionic, PHP, Abstract Syntax Tree, Codica, JQuery Mobile, JQuery, Apache Cordova, Electron, Progressive Web Apps, Angular, React, Vue, Ember, Elm, Web Components, Hacker News, NG Conf, hiya, PS4, Westworld,

Picks:

Max: Hiya, PS4 Pro, and WestWorld

Charles: Zapier and Active Campaign

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