Charles Max Wood

Guest: Ben Coe

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Ben Coe. Ben is the co-founder of Currently, work for NPM, and had worked for Freshbooks where he began his professional development career.  Ben talks about his journey into programming and learning JavaScript, and the many experiences into his successful dev career. Ben shares his contributions to the Javascript community and the open source world with technologies like Yargs and InstanbulJS.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • How did you get into programming?
  • Noodling around with old computers from Waterloo
  • Geo cites
  • How did you get into Javascript?
  • Working at Freshbooks
  • Backend infrastructure at NPM
  • How did you end up working at NPM?
  • Operations person at NPM
  • Dev Ops
  • What was it like being there in the early days?
  • Automation
  • Yargs
  • InstanbulJS
  • Product management at NPM
  • C8
  • What is next?
  • and much, much more!




  • C8 tool


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