Track: Next Generation Web Standards, Frameworks, and Techniques


Day of week:

Learn about the hottest trends and updates in web development. This track will focus on various frameworks, progressive web apps, reactive programming, performance, and the latest browser and JavaScript standards.

Track Host:
Tracy Lee
@ModernWeb_, Board @hackerdojo, JavaScript lover
Tracy finds her passion in discovering the latest trends in JavaScript and implementing them in her Ember and Angular 2 apps. She runs the Modern Web podcast, loves open source, building community, and most of all cli tools. Tracy organizes various JavaScript and startup related events around the world such as Modern Web, Global Ember Meetup, GEMconf, and Venture Hacked.

Trackhost Interview

QCon: Can you tell me a bit about you and your background?

Tracy: About a year and a half ago, I got into JavaScript and fell in love. I write modern web, and what we do is we focus on trying to get the best of the best speakers and content for people. We do podcasts, training and different conferences. 

QCon: Can you introduce the speakers and the topics to us?

Tracy: The first talk is going to be with Jay Phelps, who is the co-author of redux-observable, and maintains a lot of the ES7 decorator libraries.

Stef Penner, part of the Ember.js Core team, and Jafar one of the main people behind Falcor. Both sit on the TC39 Standards Committee and will talk about the past, present and future of JavaScript.

Web Pack is huge right now, so we have Sean Larkin who is on the Angular CLI core team and on the web pack core team. He was one of the people who switched over angular CLI to the web pack version. He will be joined by Patrick Stapleton, who has been doing a lot of stuff in web pack, especially around Angular too.

Ben Lesh, the main contributor for RxJS 5, will be talking about building applications with RxJS. 

I get really excited about Ember, Angular and React and how all the different frameworks are working together, learning from each other and borrowing things from each other.

We have three people who are the main contributors of Ember, Angular and React, who will be talking about the strengths and the weaknesses of their frameworks. Taras Mankovski is an Ember mentor and OSS contributor, and Rob Wormald is part of the learning team for the Angular core team.

Dan Shaw from NodeSource will be talking about the node ecosystem, and how early decisions in Node have impacted the ecosystem as a whole.

QCon: If this track came out exactly the way you want, what would people walk away with?

Tracy: I tried to make this track as interesting as possible. You can come to a talk and you can sit there for 50 minutes, or you can really have multiple people involved.

I think that these topics are the top things that are on people’s minds when it comes to JavaScript at this point in time.

10:35am - 11:25am

by Jay Phelps
Senior Front End Engineer @Netflix

by Stefan Penner
Ember.js Core Team Member & Engineer @LinkedIn

by Jafar Husain
Cross-Team UI Technical Lead @Netflix

JavaScript has come a long way from its humble beginning at Netscape. Jay Phelps leads a discussion with Jafar Husain and Stefan Penner (both members of the TC39 standards body) through the history of the specification process and reveal some exciting new features (hopefully!) coming to a browser near you. ES2015 and beyond.

11:50am - 12:40pm

Open Space
1:40pm - 2:30pm

by Sean Larkin
Webpack maintainer, User Experience Developer @MutualofOmaha

Webpack is JavaScript module bundler that has taken the world by storm, but a lack of great docs and wealth of boilerplates have led to many people using it, but not understand it.

Sean Larkin from the Webpack core team will break down the 4 concepts everyone should know when using webpack so they can take and make it their own.

At the end of this talk, you’ll set fire to every Gulpfile and Gruntfile you’ve ever written, destroy all those extra style and script tags in your...

2:55pm - 3:45pm

by Ben Lesh
RxJS 5 Lead Author & Senior Software Engineer @Netflix

by Rob Wormald
Angular Core Team

by Paul Taylor
Engineer @Graphistry

by Matthew J Dapena-Tretter
Front-end Engineer @Facebook

What happens when your web app loses connectivity? What happens when it's on a spotty mobile single? Despite using the latest and greatest frameworks, your push notifications and real-time application features won't work well if your web socket disconnects or your HTTP requests won't go through.

Enter reactive programming with RxJS. In this talk, we're going to talk about what RxJS is, and how it can be used to make your application more robust and resilient to network outages. We're...

4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Taras Mankovski
Ember Mentor & OSS Contributor. Founder @EmberSherpa

by Rob Wormald
Angular Core Team

by Lee Byron
Engineer @Facebook

Front-end MVC frameworks have revolutionized JavaScript development. With Ember, Angular, and React leading the pace and setting the standards for modern UI development, we have invited 3 OSS contributors from each framework to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each. Listen and learn about how you can benefit from each.

5:25pm - 6:15pm

by Dan Shaw
Co-Founder and CTO @NodeSource

Node.js was created 7 years ago by Ryan Dahl to increase the performance of web application development. Node.js was born in the era of GitHub which led the project's phenomenal contribution story. It has superseded jQuery as the most important JavaScript project ever. Node.js is far from being the first server-side JavaScript platform, but nothing prior has had anywhere close to the impact it has. Node.js is rapidly transforming application development from an environment dominated by Java...



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