JavaScript and Beyond: The Future of the Frontend

Location: Churchill, G flr.

Day of week: Tuesday

The frontend is where customers are. That’s why the frontend is the most important part of the application for frequent change and learning. As the software industry grasps this, we’re placing more emphasis on strong tools for development for the browser. This track covers some of these, emphasizing how JavaScript languages and ecosystems are stronger, in speed of both creation and staying readable under frequent change. From types to tests and dependency management, the serious development is in the front end.

Track Host:
Jessica Kerr
Polyglot Functional Developer on the JVM

Jessica Kerr is a developer of development systems. She works remotely from St. Louis, for Atomist, where she writes automations and automation infrastructure in TypeScript, Clojure, and whatever else is needed. She is a back-end developer who believes the front-end is most crucial. Jessica speaks at conferences in the US and Europe; find her online as @jessitron.

10:35am - 11:25am

by Jamund Ferguson
JS Architect @PayPal

It’s been 5 years since PayPal embraced node.js, forever changing our engineering culture. At that time we open-sourced the KrakenJS framework and used BackboneJS, Dust and RequireJS to port our legacy C++ and Java applications into the ”future”. But the future doesn’t stay the future very long. Change and churn are a constant in the JavaScript world. As our developers began running into challenges with these tools we found ourselves evolving again and again. How...

11:50am - 12:40pm

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1:40pm - 2:30pm

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2:55pm - 3:45pm

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4:10pm - 5:00pm

Open Space
5:25pm - 6:15pm

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