Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford
Distinguished Architect, Author


Douglas Crockford is a product of our public education system. A registered voter, he owns his own car. He has developed office automation systems. He did research in games and music at Atari. He was Director of Technology at Lucasfilm Ltd. He was Director of New Media at Paramount. He was the founder and CEO of Electric Communities/ He was founder and CTO of State Software, where he discovered JSON. He is now an architect at Yahoo!. He is the world’s foremost living authority on JavaScript. He is also the author of the best-selling pamphlet, JavaScript: The Good Parts.


Web Performance
Location: Regency 2 Level: Intermediate
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Ajax techniques can substantially improve the performance of web applications by replacing heavy pages with zippy data packets. Unfortunately, incorrect application of Ajax techniques will significantly degrade performance. It is a sorrowful thing. Read more.
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