Must-See: Awesome Talks at JS Conf EU 2019
With just 11 days remaining until the start of JS Conf EU 2019, I’ve been looking more closely at the speaker list for the event. While I expect all the sessions to be informative and exciting, these are the topics I’m most looking forward to hearing more about:
Tink: A Next-Generation Package Manager
With nearly 1,000,000 packages, the npm ecosystem is the largest out there, by far – but the ecosystem and its package manager were created in more humble times, for small projects and packages centered around the Node.js ecosystem itself.
Presented by: Kat Marchán - @maybekatz
Embedding V8 in the real world
Presented by: Stanimira Vlaeva - @StanimiraVlaeva
Performance advocates spend a lot of time telling developers how to build fast and reliable experiences on the web. Every website is built differently, however.
Instead of just listing a number of progressive enhancements and techniques, this talk will try to take a different approach. We’ll first explore who needs to consider improving their site in the first place and see if there is a messaging problem between advocates and developers in the community. We’ll then address concerns that can arise when performance is being worked on and discuss some real and practical solutions.
Presented by: Houssein Djirdeh - @hdjirdeh
ES2019 Features: What Even Are They?
Presented by: Tara Z. Manicsic @tzmanics
Recreating Retro Computer Art with JS!
Before personal computing became a thing, there was a handful of programmers and artists who saw computers as a tool beyond their intended purpose: to create art.
In this talk, we will explore the early history of computer art, from ghostly oscilloscope paints to pre-ASCII text art. We’ll discuss how simple techniques with limited technology back then could yield compelling pieces. We’ll see how the history of computer displays and printers have evolved in the 1950s to 1980s.
Presented by: Sher Minn Chong - @piratefsh