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Introduction to JavaScript Programming

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 19, 1997 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building 3-133


James Rush - rushj polaroid com


A client-side web browser scripting language


James Rush will be presenting an introduction to JavaScript Programming. Among the things to be illustrated will be client-side web programming. This scripting language, developed by Netscape and Sun Microsystems, is simpler than regular Java.

JavaScript can be used to control web browser behavior, add dynamically created text to web pages, interact with users through HTML forms, and even control and interact with Java applets and Navigator plugins. Some of the Items to be Discussed:

  • What is JavaScript?
  • What can it do? Can't it do?
  • Creating and calling functions.
  • Client side form checking vs server side form checking.
  • Image manipulation.

James Rush has been the Polaroid intranet web master for two years and was a software developer prior to that. He has been writing in Java/JavaScript for two years and perl for about a year.

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