My JS Story Justin Meyers
7th Grade and a TI82 [3:02]
Justin’s discovery of conditional statements and methods on a classic TI82 was his first taste of programming. With a little guidance, he soon learned to program games on the TI82 and then later moved onto bigger and better mediums like C and QBasic.
Grunt work is good for you. [4:51]
While studying Computer Science, Justin finds out that professors often have grunt work, and although they may not pay well now, sometimes they can in time lead to loads of experience and maybe even a bigger job. After 4 years of working on websites and writing documentation, he gets his first real job at Accenture.
Open Source and reducing waste. [6:23]
Accenture, while giving him a great chance to make some impressive projects, provoked Justin to see the efficiency in sharing code. Justin and a college friend get together to work on a project to build a platform that…builds. Although their project was unsuccessful, the tools they started to create for the project had plenty of potential.
The Last desperate gasp. AKA shaving his head. [9:40]
Bitovi begins. [17:24]
Who does the heavy lifting at Bitovi? [20:48]
Exploring HTTP2 and Push. [23:42]
Justin’s side Parsing Project. [28:45]
Additional to his other work, Justin is working on a generic parsing project. Similar to BISON or JISON. Designed for simple parsing at faster speeds. He describes how to compiles to the code that parses your code. Working in runtime.
A way other companies can learn from Bitovi. [29:52]
We don’t know what the future is going to be for code, so packaging the framework into separate repos allows for better scheduling and a better way to manage long term. Updating a segment of a framework can sometimes break another segment if having it all happen together.