Douglas Crockford

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Douglas Crockford

Name: Douglas Crockford

Born: Unknown, Minnesota, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Author of the JavaScript tools JSLint and JSMin.
  • Specified and popularized JSON as an alternative to XML.
  • Influential lecturer about computer programming techniques, history, and style.
  • Developed video games at Atari and LucasArts in the 1980s and 1990s.

Significant publications

  • JavaScript: The Good Parts (2008).


"We should avoid errors whenever and wherever we can. We should want to be perfect."