W13 JavaScript: Turtles, All the Way Down

08/20/2014

1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Ted Neward

Ted Neward

Director, Developer Relations

Smartsheet.com

In this session, that's exactly what we'll do: examine the tools, techniques, and tradeoffs of building an application in JavaScript, top to bottom.

With the prevalence of JavaScript as both a development language and as a "transpiling" target (where to "transpile" something is to compile it from one language into another), it has become possible to write a modern application--client, server and even code residing in the database itself--in nothing but JavaScript. In this session, that's exactly what we'll do: examine the tools, techniques, and tradeoffs of building an application in JavaScript, top to bottom.

You will learn:
  • New tools for building applications
  • A better understanding for when JavaScript-based approaches are appropriate and superior, and when they're not