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Virtual Machines, JavaScript and Assembler

Scott Hanselman (Microsoft)
Location: Salon 8/9 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.81, 42 ratings)

How does the pervasiveness of JavaScript on the client change how we architect applications? We can create hundreds virtual machines in the cloud, but we are using the millions of visual machines that visit our sites every day?

Suddenly we are scripting against thousands of Virtual Machines from the command line while creating things today with JavaScript in the browser that were impossible yesterday. LiveScript becomes JavaScript becomes ES6 and now we’re compiling C++ to JavaScript.

Join Scott Hanselman as he explores the relationship between the Cloud and the Browser, many Languages and one Language, how it might all fit together and what comes next.

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Scott Hanselman


Scott Hanselman is a web developer who has been blogging at for over a decade. Scott works on Azure and ASP.NET for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland. He has three podcasts: Hanselminutes for tech talk, This Developer’s Life on developers’ lives and loves, and Ratchet & the Geek for pop culture and tech media. Scott has also written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide.

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Hussam Dawood
03/12/2014 3:17am PDT

Also, our avatars match. They are mirror reflections!

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Hussam Dawood
03/12/2014 3:14am PDT

Seriously funny stuff! Greatest use of “memes” (random GIFs and shorts, I suppose if they aren’t official memes) amongst all of the speakers. Wednesday turned out to have a great start :)