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Static Types are Overrated: The Dynamic Duo - Loose Types and Object Extension

Eric Hamilton (Adobe)
Pure Code and JavaScript
Location: Salon 8
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 16 ratings)

The talk will go into detail about:

  • how loose typing makes generic functions easier
  • how generic functions are better for code reuse and functional programming
  • how object extension makes inheritance easier
  • novel uses for dynamic objects, including a flexible, less error-prone alternative to switch / case
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Eric Hamilton


Eric Elliott is a veteran of JavaScript application development. He is currently a member of the Creative Cloud team at Adobe. Previous roles include JavaScript Lead at Tout (social video), Senior JavaScript Rockstar at BandPage (an industry leading music app), head of client side architecture at Zumba Fitness (the leading global fitness brand), and several years as a UX and viral application consultant. He lives in the San Francisco bay area with the most beautiful woman in the world.