Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

The Silver Cord of Javascript Frameworks

Taylor Jones (IZEA)
3:35pm–4:15pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
Frameworks and Libraries
Location: 210 D/H Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Developer Experience Track: Tools, Platforms, and Techniques, High-level, Technical

Who is this presentation for?

Front End Web Developers

Prerequisite knowledge

Knowledge of front end frameworks.

What you'll learn

Understanding the core foundations that we base Javascript Frameworks off of. Understanding the spins major frameworks offer off these foundations.


Developers often focus on how JavaScript frameworks differ – why framework X is better than framework Y. But I believe there’s a thread that ties all of our javascript frameworks together, much like the idea of a Silver Cord that connects a soul to a body. Understanding these commonalities can help developers transition between and compare frameworks. In this talk, we’ll explore the ideas that tie the prominent JavaScript frameworks together and how they are successfully building on these ideas.

We’ll explore how the ideas and implementations of React, Ember, Angular, and Vue are different but also closely related. We’ll be breaking the down the implications of each implementation and where they seem to be heading.

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Taylor Jones


Hi. My name is Taylor Jones. I write software for IZEA in Orlando, Florida.

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