Sessions at Web Directions South 2011 on Thursday 13th October in Development Track

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  • A Cup of CoffeeScript

    by Jeremy Ashkenas

    After a lost decade in the wilderness, JavaScript is starting to change and evolve. We’ll look at CoffeeScript, a little language that compiles into JavaScript, providing concise ways to to write many common JavaScript patterns. We’ll cover syntactic and semantic pain points, polyfills, sugar, and how you can start experimenting with your own flavor of JS.

    At 10:45am to 11:40am, Thursday 13th October

    In Development Track, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

  • Scalable JavaScript Design Patterns

    by Addy Osmani

    Would you like to learn how to organize your JavaScript applications so they can scale? Be able to write apps that support switching out Dojo or jQuery without rewriting a line of code? Application architecture is one of those aspects to development where minor problems can lead to major issues later on if it isn’t done right.

    Developers writing client-side apps these days usually use a combination of MVC, modules, widgets, plugins and frameworks for theirs. Whilst this works great for apps that are built at a smaller-scale, what happens when your project really starts to grow?. In this talk, I’ll be presenting an effective set of design patterns for large-scale JavaScript application architecture that have previously been used at both AOL and Yahoo amongst others to develop scalable applications.

    You’ll learn how to keep your application logic truly decoupled, build modules that can exist on their own independently so they can be easily dropped into other projects and future-proof your code in case you need to switch to a different DOM library in the future.

    At 11:45am to 12:40pm, Thursday 13th October

    In Development Track, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

  • Remote debugging landscape

    by Ryan Seddon

    More and more as front-end developers we are presented with new challenges, with the explosion of the mobile web it has created a whole new territory. How do we test the vast array of devices out there? And what tools can help us make this a painless experience?

    Testing web apps on mobile devices is a new challenge not yet fully explored. Let’s brush over the beginnings of web application testing and debugging and dive into current solutions for remote debugging. In this session we’ll cover what developers and browser vendors are doing to help tackle this problem, including some of the tools available to use today, and how some of these tools work internally and what the future may hold.

    At 1:45pm to 2:35pm, Thursday 13th October

    In Development Track, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

  • CSS3 and Backbone.js for killer mobile apps

    by Julio Cesar Ody

    Learn how to build great looking and high performance mobile web applications leveraging CSS3 animations and Backbone.js, along with some cool use cases for geolocation and localStorage.

    This session will describe in length a boilerplate you can use for developing your own apps aimed at A grade mobile devices and tablets.

    At 2:40pm to 3:30pm, Thursday 13th October

    In Development Track, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre