Jeremy Ashkenas is author of Coffeescript, Underscore, Backbone

New York Times – visualization

Finding interesting data and a way how to convey them to readers.

Need to work only just for a one day. 24 hours before deadline.

Curse of Javascript – backward compatibility.

Can’t just throw code at the problem. On server, there’s little penalty for abstraction. But browser’s land is limited. You have to be smarter.

Accomplishing goal without a lot of supporting code.

Polyfills kill (or extending native objects) - be careful.

Crockford’s suggestion on Object.create

Defensive programming

Prototypal befuddling