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Thursday, December 12 • 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Goodbye View Source: Hello JavaScript in the Age of Compilers - Amal Hussein, Bocoup

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With the introduction of ECMAScript 2015, came the widespread use of JavaScript compilers, and polyfills. This was never meant to be a permanent fixture in our workflows but rather a stop gap for those who wanted to write modern syntax. Fast forward to 2019, and modern web development often involves complex tooling for abstractions that require the use of multiple compiler extensions to support languages like TypeScript, or syntax extensions like JSX. Consequently, our application bundles continue to grow with the rift between our source code and production output. The code we write is very different than what we ship to our users. What is the cost of this delta? Can we bridge the gap between the platform and the needs of modern web applications? Can we make way more accessible, and performant web experiences for the millions of new web users and authors using low powered mobile devices?

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Amal Hussein

Engineering Manager, npm

Thursday December 12, 2019 3:20pm - 3:50pm
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