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JavaScript: Taking both the High and the Low Roads

Brendan Eich (JavaScript)
Location: Salon 8/9
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I’ll update everyone on ES6, ES7, and how JS is evolving quickly under a
fairly balanced and competitive/cooperative browser market structure,
and the consequent rise of the lead web developers and I
will also give the latest Emscripten/asm.js and SIMD-in-JS demos, which
will amaze anyone who has not seen how JS can be used to run low-level,
graphics-intensive code—not just games but certainly games—at
nearly native speed and with predictable performance. I’ll close with
thoughts about what it all means for the average developer.

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Brendan Eich


Brendan Eich was founder and long-term CTO at Mozilla. He also served as SVP of engineering and briefly as CEO. Brendan is widely recognized for his enduring contributions to the Internet revolution. In 1995, he invented JavaScript (ECMAScript), the Internet’s most widely used programming language. He cofounded the project in 1998, serving as chief architect, and has been a board member of the Mozilla Foundation since its inception in 2003. Brendan helped launch the award-winning Firefox web browser in November 2004 and Thunderbird email client in December 2004.

Brendan holds a BS in math and computer science from Santa Clara University and an MS in computer science from the University of Illinois.

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Hussam Dawood
03/12/2014 2:29am PDT

Who else is excited about .observe() which probably will deprecate AngularJS.$watch() and other proxy methods used in JS frameworks?

Who else is excited about writing WebGL stuff? Yay for the demos!