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If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
New book imagines JavaScript as written by great literary figures

If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript

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San Francisco, CA, September 4, 2014—For many programmers, the act of writing code is a creative pursuit like any literary one. Now, take that one step further, rewind a bit, and imagine how great literary figures would write code in JavaScript. What if Shakespeare were asked to write a program to generate the Fibonacci sequence or Kerouac had to write a factorial program? What if Borges came up with an algorithm to return prime numbers or Plath crafted a chainable function? Twitter engineer Angus Croll dreams up literary responses to these programming exercises in his new book, If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript (No Starch Press, Oct 2014, 192 pp., $19.95, ISBN 9781593275853).

In If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript, Croll imagines short JavaScript programs as written by famous wordsmiths. The result is a sometimes-peculiar but always charming combination of prose, poetry, and programming that appeals to programmers and literary geeks alike. Croll's craft has already received adoring nods from major sites like the New Yorker's Page-Turner blog, HuffPost Books, and Boing Boing and has been lauded by JavaScript movers and shakers as a book that invites programmers to think outside the box and celebrate JavaScript's capacity for unique expression.

The best authors are those who obsess about language, and JavaScript developers are no exception. As Croll notes in the introduction to his book, "JavaScript has plenty in common with natural language. It is at its most expressive when combining simple idioms in original ways." In this spirit, Croll pushes the boundaries of language in If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript, an absorbing and fun meditation on JavaScript as written by some of the world's great literary minds.

If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript will be available in fine bookstores everywhere this October.

For a review copy of If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript or to schedule an interview with the author, contact Mackenzie Dolginow at No Starch Press.

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About the Author

Angus Croll is obsessed with JavaScript and literature in equal measure. He works on Twitter's UI framework team where he co-authored the Flight framework. He writes the influential JavaScript, JavaScript blog and speaks at conferences worldwide.

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If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
Publisher: No Starch Press
By Angus Croll
Print ISBN: 9781593275853, $19.95
October 2014, 192 pp.
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