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- optional chaining
- null coalescing
- records & tuples
- immutable data structures
- private class
- performance optimization
- JIT compilation
- asynch iterators & generators
- ternary operators
- much more…
Tim Kadlec Performance Engineering Fellow Catchpoint
Philip Chimento Developer Igalia
An introduction for developers to Temporal, which is a Stage 3 TC39 proposal soon to be implemented in JS engines, for modern date, time, time zone, and calendar handling in JS
Bramus Van Damme Freelance Frontend Developer
Optional Chaining and Null Coalescing, a Golden Duo
Part of ES2020 are the Optional Chaining and Nullish Coalescing Operators. By combining these two we can make our code more robust, and also shorten it along the way. This talk takes a look at when and how we can use these two exciting ECMAScript features.
Phil Nash Developer Evangelist Twilio
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.
Record & Tuple: immutable data structures in JS
Caio Lima Compiler developer Igalia
Class features implementation in JSC
Nicolas B. Pierron Senior Software Engineer Mozilla
Principles of Just-In-Time compilers.
Yulia Startsev Staff Software Engineer Mozilla
Jason O'Neill Software Engineer Culture Amp
A dependency deep dive
In this talk, I'll unpack the key concepts that hold the NPM ecosystem together. We'll explore the different types of dependencies, semantic versioning, node's module resolution algorithm, and how all these work together to give you package management superpowers like linking, de-duping, and setting up multi-package workspaces.
Lydia Hallie Software Engineering Contractor
Asynchronous Iterators and Generators
Patrick Smith product developer
James Sinclair Senior Developer Atlassian
Lots of people treat the ternary operator with suspicion. At first glance, ternaries appear unnecessary. Nothing more than a tool for the overly-clever to trim some characters from their code; a favourite hack for coders who don’t care about readability. And sure, it’s all too easy to turn ternaries into an indecipherable mess. But what if we’re missing something? What if there's more to ternaries than meets the eye?
We’ll take a deep look at what makes a ternary different from an if-statement. And we’ll explore ways to write safer conditionals. Finally, we’ll examine the do-expression TC39 proposal and explore how it might help the situation.
Leo Balter Lead Standards Engineer Salesforce
Shawn Swyx Wang Head of Developer Experience Temporal.io
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Praise for past Web Directions events
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Innovation Lead DigitasLBi
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inventor "responsive Web design"
Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite
founder Campaign Monitor
Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over 15 years brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, product managers indeed everyone involved in producing web and digital products to learn from one another, and the World's leading experts across this vast field.
We spend our lives thinking about what comes next, keeping up with trends in technology, practices and processes, and filtering the hype, to make sure you don't miss trends that matter, and don't waste time on hype that doesn't.
We promise attending one of our events will leave you significantly better versed in the challenges you face day to day, and in solutions for addressing them.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're switching things up a bit for 2020, 2021 (and beyond). We're delivering 6 highly focussed front end development conferences online.
We hope our annual extravaganza, Web Directions Summit will take place in Sydney as soon as it is practicable.
John Allsopp has been working on the Web for nearly 30 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.
His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.
His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".
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