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Hooray for Arrays! Tips and Tricks for JavaScript's Best Object

10.04.2017 at Node.js Interactive


Erin McKean (IBM)

Javascript arrays are special, in all senses of the word. In this talk, you'll learn everything you ever wanted to learn about arrays in Javascript (and probably more): what arrays actually are, fun ways to use arrays, array gotchas to avoid, differences in how arrays work in current and upcoming versions of Javascript, and (because this is Javascript) a few head-scratchers along the way.
Erin McKean is a Developer Advocate for IBM and loves talking about APIs to anyone who will stand still long enough. Before Node.js, she dabbled in Ruby, HyperCard, Perl, and Omnimark, and still finds herself writing bash scripts on a regular basis. Erin is also the founder of, which has a lot of fun APIs! In her spare time she sews clothes and makes Twitterbots.