Sessions at TXJS 2011 on Saturday 11th June

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  • Fixing These jQuery: A Guide to Debugging

    by Adam Sontag

    The road to jQuery success is paved with the guts of bugs slain along the way. At "Fixing These jQuery", you'll understand how to approach your jQuery and JavaScript problems methodologically, and we'll cover many of the common caveats that every jQuery user encounters sooner or later. You'll learn what you should do when your code doesn't do what it should. Sure, docs and support can provide a quick leg up when you're in a pinch, but once you arm yourself with the right tools and knowledge, you can traverse the thorniest of thickets!

    At 9:20am to 10:10am, Saturday 11th June

  • Styling for Perfecetion

    by Douglas Crockford

    Computer programs are the most complicated stuff that people make. Computer programs must be perfect, and people are not good at that. JavaScript is one of our least perfect programming languages. But there are positive things that can reduce your error rate and enhance your beauty.

    At 9:20am to 10:20am, Saturday 11th June

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  • Full-Stack JavaScript Fallacies

    by Matthew Eernisse

    With the mainstreaming of server-side JavaScript, the possibility of full-stack JavaScript development finally seems to be coming to fruition. Writing once, and running the same code everywhere seems like the obvious big win, along with the ease of writing complex server-side applications in a simple, flexible language like JavaScript. Actually, full-stack JS is awesome, but these aren't necessarily the reasons why. This talk will bust some of the myths about full-stack JS development, and take a realistic look at the real benefits of 'JS everywhere.'

    At 10:20am to 10:40am, Saturday 11th June

  • The JavaScript Behind HP webOS: Enyo and Node.js

    by Ben Combee

    HP webOS is a platform powering devices as diverse as the world's smallest smartphone, the HP Veer, to power dual-core HP TouchPad tablet. Underneath it all is WebKit, HTML, and JavaScript, powering both applications and system services. This talk will highlight our next-generation JS application framework, Enyo, and also look at how node.js is used to provide system services and background processing.

    At 10:20am to 11:00am, Saturday 11th June

  • jQuery Templates

    by Justin Pope

    The jQuery Templates plugin is a great way to help you reign in complex DOM updates and flexibly handle HTML returned from countless AJAX requests. I will cover samples of code based on production code used at Headspring and commentary on the strengths and weaknesses of using jQuery templates.

    At 10:40am to 11:00am, Saturday 11th June

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  • Taking presentation out of JavaScript one setInterval at a time

    by Divya Manian

    Way too many of today's presentations use JavaScript for needless bling. Use CSS for simple animations and present static content for browsers that do not support them. Let go of your need to control your user's experience pixel by pixel.

    I will show a few demos of using CSS animations and how to provide similar non-animated options for browsers that do not support them.

    At 11:10am to 11:50am, Saturday 11th June

  • The Road to SproutCore 2.0

    by Yehuda Katz

    As more and more applications are moving into the client-side, developers are looking for new abstractions that help eliminate repeated code and simplify the development of applications.

    SproutCore's bindings make it easy to build an application with a focus on data, rather than reverse-engineering application state from the DOM. SproutCore 2.0 makes this possible with a small core library and optional build tools.

    In this talk, Yehuda will cover the basics of the SproutCore architecture, and talk about the philosophy behind the radical improvements in SproutCore 2.0

    At 11:10am to 11:50am, Saturday 11th June

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  • Building PhoneGap Based Apps

    by Brian LeRoux

    Professional automation for PhoneGap based application development. Thats it. I'm going to teach you how to rockstar your next mobile project without hunting around a vendor IDE like a goof.

    This will be a code heavy departure from the usual orgy of 4chan images and swearing you have come to expect from Brian. But if you think his talks are expletive laden normally just imagine him writing code!

    At 12:00pm to 12:40pm, Saturday 11th June

  • Modern iFrame Programming

    by Ben Vinegar

    When you first think of iframes, you probably think of embedded YouTube videos and web forms. But iframes can do a lot more than just embed third-party content. As an inline, sandboxed DOM environment, the iframe is a powerful tool for communicating across domains, loading resources asynchronously, securing content, and more. In this talk we'll explore a number of helpful ways to script iframes, both conventional and not. (Mostly not.)

    At 12:00pm to 12:40pm, Saturday 11th June

  • Choose Your Own Mobile App Framework Adventure

    by Joe McCann

    This whole mobile internet thing is probably gonna work out, but you may be asking yourself, with all the various ways of building mobile apps with web technologies, which one is right for me? There are so many choices, how does one choose?!

    Don't fret! Like the Hardy Boys, we will choose the right path to end up with the right framework for your design and development style.

    The frameworks we'll cover include:

    jQuery Mobile
    Sencha Touch
    Appecelerator / Titanium

    We'll cover what's right and what's wrong so that you don't end up getting fired (or shunned and reshunned). There will be some demos and most likely all the code will be given away MIT license style.

    At 1:40pm to 2:20pm, Saturday 11th June

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  • Lessons From a Rewrite

    by Rebecca Murphey

    In late 2010, Toura Mobile had developed a PhoneGap-based platform for creating content-rich mobile applications, and customers were buying. The problem was that customers were also asking for more and more complex features, and Toura was rapidly discovering that their platform was more of a prototype than a solid base for future development. In this session, I'll talk about the decision to start from scratch, what we did differently the second time around, how we used features of the Dojo Toolkit to smooth the process, and how we designed the new solution with an emphasis on expecting the unexpected.

    At 1:40pm to 2:20pm, Saturday 11th June

  • Ecma TC39: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

    by Brendan Eich

    Fresh off the May TC39 meeting, I will give an update on "ES.next", Harmony beyond that, how things are working and not working. It will be sweaty, bloody, and thrilling. No Ennio Morricone score, though.

    At 2:30pm to 3:10pm, Saturday 11th June

  • The Ingredients of Fine Web Applications

    by Paul Campbell

    The top chefs in the world are specialists in taking basic ingredients, combining them in new and novel ways, and presenting them in ways that delight and amaze their guests.

    As frontend programmers, we can learn a lot learn from these gastronomic figureheads; from their scientific approach to choosing, combining and cooking ingredients, to their obsession over service, senses and overall experience.

    This is a talk about the relationship between food and code, between fine dining and web applications and ultimately how we can take inspiration from the masters of cuisine to help us build better software for everyone.

    At 2:30pm to 3:10pm, Saturday 11th June

  • Change your markup, change your life

    by Garann Means

    It doesn't matter whether you write JavaScript for the client, the server, or for both. It doesn't matter what library or framework you use. It doesn't matter what templating engine or node modules you rely on. The end result is HTML. And if your HTML sucks, what was the point? If you've been thinking markup was someone else's concern, guess what, sweetcheeks: it's not - it's yours. We obsess over extra semi-colons but we'll add container element after container element to provide hooks for our jQuery plugins? Uh-uh. If there's no craftsmanship involved in the way you handle HTML, it's time to change that.

    At 3:20pm to 4:00pm, Saturday 11th June

  • The State of Animation in 2011

    by Andrew Dupont

    The idea of animating HTML elements with JavaScript was first proposed centuries ago, even before computers existed, but has only been possible for roughly fifteen years.

    Now, in 2011, we've got about nineteen different ways to animate elements. How do they differ? Which approaches are supported in which browsers? What works on mobile devices? And, most importantly: can we abstract away the differences between them and arrive at a solution that Just Works?

    Well... it's complicated. I'll be sharing the battle scars I've earned while working on scripty2 and the Gowalla web site. I'll try to explain how (and why) we got here, what works where (both on the desktop and on mobile devices), and what the challenges are for frontend developers who want to do bulletproof animation in web browsers.

    At 3:20pm to 4:00pm, Saturday 11th June

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  • HTML and the DOM

    by Paul Irish

    The special relationship between your HTML markup and browsers is one more interesting than you'd think. In this session we'll cover pedantic differences like "elements" vs "tags" but also get into what it means that HTML is both markup and a serialization but definitely not the DOM. You'll also learn shortcuts with HTML that save you time. In the end, you'll have a better understanding of how browsers handle your work.

    At 4:10pm to 5:00pm, Saturday 11th June

  • Scraping the web with jQuery and node.js

    by Mikeal

    Who needs an API? Scrape that sh*t!

    HTML is the new RSS. DOM is the new DOM. Your Mom is still your Mom

    At 4:10pm to 4:50pm, Saturday 11th June

  • Life Of A <button>

    by Alex Russell

    What actually happens when you set a property on an element's style? Or when you add a stylesheet? This talk walks you through a bit of how modern web engines think about these sorts of things and how they interact with your JavaScript so you can structure your applications in ways that work with the system, not against it.

    At 5:00pm to 5:40pm, Saturday 11th June

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  • Putting the Micro in Micro Framework

    by Ralph Holzmann;

    Co-author of yepnope.js and developer of Send to Dropbox, I work for GroupCard out of Milwaukee as a front end Software Engineer. Micro frameworks are the new HTML5, and I'll show you how to squeeze as many bytes as possible out of your morbidly obese code so it makes the cut. I'll whet your palette by covering the basic transformations that JavaScript minfiers make, then bring on the main course with techniques for dealing with JavaScript reserved words and object properties. For dessert, I'll serve up a tasty knowledge bomb as to how the gzip algorithm works at a high level and how that affects minifying and gzipping your code. When you're done with this meal you'll be full! However, your code will be so lean and sexy that it will probably leave you, get drunk with ender.js and come home with a microjs.com tattoo in the morning. You've been warned.

    At 5:00pm to 5:40pm, Saturday 11th June