The Problem with JavaScript

Douglas Crockford

The success of the Web and Ajax has propelled an unlikely little language into global prominence and dominance. Unfortunately, the language's design did not consider the need for security. Let's look at the consequences, and consider the options available as we go forward, bravely and recklessly, even further into the future.


Douglas Crockford is an Evangelical Architect at Yahoo! Inc. He discovered JSON while he was CTO of State Software. Previously, Doug was Founder and CEO of Electric Communities, Director of New Media at Paramount, Director of Technology at Lucasfilm Ltd., and a Researcher at Atari, Inc.

15 Jan (Tuesday) at 1630 hrs

Gates 4B (opposite 490)