Building Rich User Experiences Without Javascript Spaghetti

A session at Stir Trek: Darkness Edition

Friday 17th May, 2013

9:15am to 10:15am (EST)

"Most Javascript is written to glue code and UI together without any thought to design patterns. Over time this leads to piles of Javascript that look nothing like code you’d be proud of writing. In this talk we’ll look at the rise of software libraries (like Knockout and Backbone) that can help add structure to your JS. We’ll talk about when they help your project, and when they get in the way. We’ll also look into how you can easily use the Mediator and Observer patterns in JavaScript to really clean up your code with or without other libraries. As an added bonus we’ll talk about using Message Buses to really decouple your JavaScript controls. I’ll explain how we’re using these patterns at Facio and how you can implement them in your code. At the end we'll look at some code samples and we'll talk about whatever other patterns you might be interested in doing in JavaScript."

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Software developer, UX geek, cloud computing advocate, JavaScript crafter, amateur foodie. bio from Twitter

Jared is the Microsoft Practice Lead at HMB, an IT company focused on building trusted partnerships with clients and delivering a wide range of services. He spends his time thinking about IT strategy, building cool things and making sure the developers around him are given the tools and training they need to succeed. He’s spent years building web applications and has worked with both cloud and mobile technologies. Jared is a cofounder of the CloudDevelop conference in Columbus, OH and a frequent speaker at regional events. You can find out more about him at http://jaredthenerd.com or follow him on Twitter @jaredthenerd.

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Time 9:15am10:15am EST

Date Fri 17th May 2013


Theater 11 - Javascript Track, Marcus Crosswoods Theater

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