Sessions at TXJS 2011 about JavaScript

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Saturday 11th June 2011

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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