YOW! 2013 Melbourne
LANGUAGES & VMS
I bet you’ve been writing JS for years and you think you’re pretty good at it. I bet you think you know all about how functions create closured scope, and how this gets bound, and even how .prototype works. Or, rather, you probably don’t care because your framework or library takes care of all that for you.
This talk is going to re-visit some of the “tough parts” of the language by declaring “New Rules” (Bill Maher style) for the language. For instance: “new rule: Stop using this until you fully understand how it gets assigned.”
This talk is going to be hard-core on coding and expects a solid understanding of the language.
Real-Time: HTML5 and NodeJS
YOW! DEPTH FIRST WORKSHOP
Waiting hundreds of milliseconds for an Ajax request from the browser to server and back… that’s so 2009. Welcome the (near) real-time, peer-to-peer-capable web of 2013, where round-trips of communication can take as little as a few dozen milliseconds, nearly indistinguishable from instant, and sometimes don’t even need a server at all.