02 11 / 2011
The videos from JSConf.eu have started to come out, and they are some really fantastic talks. If you missed the actual event a few months ago, check out the videos, some of which are embedded below, and others of which are coming out soon! Watch this space for more.
Marijn Haverbeke – DOM implementation techniques
As Sun Tzu says, ‘know your enemy’. To effectively work with the DOM you must first understand the DOM. Not just on the surface, but down to the dodgy hacks that browser vendors use to make it as fast as it is today. To treat those hack exhaustively would take several weeks, but I’ll do my best to cram a suitable portion of them into 40 minutes. Slides here.
Brendan Eich – LOLJS
Alon Zakai – Emscripten
Lea Verou – Polyfilling the gaps
Polyfills, a term coined by Remy Sharp back in 2010, are scripts that mimic a future API providing fallback functionality to older browsers. The rise of HTML5, CSS3 and ES5 resulted in various polyfills being written by developers all over the world to fill in the gaps of browser support, so we can use new standards before they are universally adopted by browser makers. In this talk, we will explore various techniques commonly employed in good polyfills and shims, so you can start writing your own when a polyfill for the feature you need is not already available. This way, not only you will be able to improve your own workflow, but also share it with the world and give back to the community.
dyn.js project born from the idea of leaving the past behind, and starting from scratch, using dynamic language jvm native support (present on JDK7). This means that we can get free performance improvements, get a concise codebase, and steal ideas^H^H^H get inspiration from other JS implementations, without worrying with backwards compatibility.
Mathias Bynens – Using jsPerf correctly
Dmitry Baranovskiy – Whole New Raphaël
You have never heard of Raphaël? Prepare to be amazed. You know everything about this library? You know nothing about 2.0. 60% of library have been rewritten for a good reason. New animation, transformation and event APIs. I will explain what has changed and more importantly why. Slides here.