Sessions at Wakanday 2011 about Modules on Saturday 15th October

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  • CommonJS Everywhere

    by Christoph Dorn

    CommonJS is a community-driven effort by volunteers with diverse backgrounds and interests to converge on a minimal common ground that is sound and scalable. The goal is to make writing portable JavaScript applications that run on servers, browsers, desktop applications, and secure sandboxes not only possible, but also accessible to developers and development tools without vendor lock-in or steep learning curves.

    Christoph will attempt to paint us a picture of where CommonJS is today and where it is headed. CommonJS is well on its way to realizing the dream of portable JavaScript applications composed of libraries from all over the Internet. That is, modular JavaScript that runs everywhere.

    At 10:30am to 11:00am, Saturday 15th October

  • AMD versus CommonJS. Which is better?

    by John "unscriptable" Hann

    We all know that modules are in our future. ECMAScript.Next modules (aka "Harmony" modules) will start appearing in browsers in early 2012. Too bad Harmony modules won't be universal 2021 when IE9 will finally be dead.

    No need to wait! AMD and CommonJS Modules/1.1 are fully supported in a wide variety of environments already. But why are there two standards? Which one should I pick?

    We'll take a quick look at each of the formats, compare and contrast their features, discuss the benefits of using modules now, and finally draw some conclusions.

    At 1:30pm to 2:00pm, Saturday 15th October