JavaScript screencast series celebrates one-year anniversary
08/09/2013

Let's Code JavaScript ( http://www.letscodejavascript.com ) is celebrating its one-year anniversary after launching last July with a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Online PR News – 09-August-2013 – Portland, Oregon – Portland, Oregon startup "Let's Code JavaScript" is celebrating its one-year anniversary with the release of Object Playground ( http://www.objectplayground.com ), a free tool and video for understanding object-oriented programming in JavaScript.

Let’s Code JavaScript ( http://www.letscodejavascript.com ) launched in July last year after a successful Kickstarter funding campaign that exceeded its goal by over 300%. Looking back on the past year, founder James Shore said, “It all came from seeing the pain developers were going through in creating JavaScript code. I wanted to share my knowledge and experience to help fellow developers bring professional practices like test-driven development to their front-end code.” James’ idea struck a chord with 879 Kickstarter backers who helped fund his project to the tune of $39,331.

Last February, the site opened its doors to the public with a focus on providing useful content to professional JavaScript developers. Over 130 screencasts are available, with two new episodes posted every week, covering topics ranging from test-driven development, to cross-browser automation, to software design and abstraction.

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Let’s Code JavaScript, founder James Shore created Object Playground, a free tool for understanding how objects and inheritance works in JavaScript. James explained, “Understanding JavaScript’s object model can be a challenge, even for experienced developers. I wanted to create a tool that allowed people to explore and understand that model first-hand.” Object Playground helps developers see object relationships by mapping the actual in-memory object graphs created when JavaScript runs. It provides preset examples for several popular inheritance approaches and encourages developers to explore further by entering their own code. The site also includes an in-depth screencast on JavaScript objects and inheritance.

James expressed, “I’m thrilled to share Object Playground as a free resource for the community, and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished so far through the screencast. I’m looking forward to providing more quality content in the years to come and continuing to develop Let’s Code JavaScript as a premier destination for professional web developers.”

Let’s Code JavaScript is available on a subscription basis at http://www.letscodejavascript.com . Object Playground is free and available at http://www.objectplayground.com .