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Web Directions Global Scope ’21 session spotlight–JavaScript apps go Int(ernationa)l

JavaScript apps go Int(ernationa)l

Phil Nash, Developer Evangelist Twilio

In one of over a dozen presentations at Global Scope, our brand new 100% JavaScript focussed conference, we get international.

In a connected, global world there are a surprising number of problems with formatting text for our users. Did you know how many different ways there are to format a number? Or pluralise a noun? Or display a date? And let’s not get into doing time zone maths for those dates. Internationalising an app by hand, and doing it correctly, could be a never-ending, full-time job.

The Intl namespace is home to the ECMAScript Internationalization API and contains the solutions to many of our formatting problems. In this talk we’ll explore the available APIs that can make it easier to build a truly international application.

With Intl we can build apps that cater to all our users, wherever they are, however they write things down.

About Phil Nash

Phil is a developer evangelist for Twilio and a Google Developer Expert living in Melbourne, Australia. He loves working with Ruby or JavaScript to build web applications and tools to help developers. He once helped build a website that captured everyone’s favourite sandwich fillings. He has too many GitHub repositories and you can find him working on some of them live on Twitch.

Away from the keyboard, Phil listens to ska punk, hangs out with his miniature dachshund (also called Ruby), and is on a mission to discover the world’s best beers.

Phil tweets at @philnash, and you can find him elsewhere online here.

In 2021 we have a whole series of events for Front End Developers

Across 2021 Web Directions is presenting a series of online conferences for front end designers and developers. Focussed deep dives, they go far beyond what you might expect from conference programs.

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Across the year we have 5 remaining conferences (Hover our CSS conference took place in April), focussing on Front End Performance, JavaScript, Progressive Web Apps, Accessibility, and Security, privacy and identity.

banners for all our remaining 2021 conferences Reads: Web Directions lazy load 2021  a conference on front end performance  Online, globally June 11 & 18 2021 Web Directions global scope 2021  a conference all about JavaScript  Online, globally July 23 & 30 2021 Web Directions Code 2021  a conference on progressive web apps and web platform  Online, globally Sept 17 & 24 2021 Web Directions aaa 2021  accessibility engineering for front end developers  Online, globally Late 2021 Web Directions Safe 2021  privacy, security, identity for front end developers  Online, globally Late 2021

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