MJS 009 My JS Story Joe Fiorini

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My JS Story Joe Fiorini

Welcome to the 9th My JS Story! Today, Charles Max Wood welcomes Joe Fiorini. Joe has been into programming since his teenage years. He discussed about functional reactive programming in episode 61 of JavaScript Jabber. Get to know him better at My JS Story Joe Fiorini.

Off an Early Start

Joe has always been interested in computers. Growing up, he learned to copy-paste codes from basic help examples. It was not until high school that he learned to build a software. He had a teacher who taught them about programming. Their class built a search engine, which the school eventually used for students and classroom schedules.

Learning Ruby

As he continued learning, Joe became frustrated with the whole Microsoft development environment. He wanted something that he could work on from scratch. That's when Ruby on Rails started becoming popular. He spent nights and weekends to do whatever he could to learn. In the process, he saw the problem with JavaScript.

Problem with JavaScript

Joe started a user group in Cleveland when he started on Ruby. He remembers speaking about Rails in their first meeting. The night before the event, he updated his gems. But all of a sudden he also had Rails. Github wasn't available or popular that time. So, he went through and updated everything. He noticed how a lot of developers feared JavaScript. He felt the same way, but his interest in codes surpassed his fears. To hear the rest of My JS Story Joe Fiorini, download and listen to the entire episode.

Establish Connections

Stay in touch with Joe! Follow him on Tweeter @joefiorini and Github. Don’t forget to let Joe 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 Joe Fiorini: How did Joe start in programming? (2:52) Stepping into JavaScript? (5:07) Problem with JavaScript? (9:47) Contributions to the community? (17:01) Handling concerns? (20:09) Joe's current projects? (21:56)


Joe: Prusa i3 MK2 3D printer, Elm Charles: Game of War, Clash of Clans

Episode Links:

ASP, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Ruby on Rails, RJS, JQuery, RubyGems, Backbone, Ember, Angular, React, Knockout, Elm, Redux, Rails Asset Pipeline, Grunt, halfpipe, Ember App Kit, Ember CLI, Babel


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