Software Tools in JavaScript

volume 1: developer tools

The best way to learn design in any field is to study examples Schon1984,Petre2016, and some of the best examples of software design come from the tools programmers use in their own work. In these lessons we build small versions of things like file backup systems, testing frameworks, regular expression matchers, and browser layout engines both to demystify them and to give some insights into how experienced programmers think. We draw inspiration from Brown2011,Brown2012,Brown2016, Mary Rose Cook's Gitlet, and the books that introduced the Unix philosophy to an entire generation of programmers Kernighan1979,Kernighan1981,Kernighan1983,Kernighan1988.

All of the written material in this project can be freely reused under the terms of the Creative Commons - Attribution license, while all of the software is made available under the terms of the Hippocratic License; see for details.

All proceeds from this project will go to support the Red Door Family Shelter.

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