JavaScript is Everywhere

Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland Ballroom
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JavaScript is the world’s most popular language – it is virtually everywhere. And once you learn it (or you’re already familiar with it from some browser scripting) you can leverage it to accomplish a great deal of programming and automation tasks.

  • choose node.js for your next server-side web app
  • automate sysadmin tasks with JavaScript shell scripts
  • improve your (and your visitor’s) browsing experience with bookmarklets and browser extensions
  • automate common PhotoShop tasks
  • extend some of your favorite apps (e.g. DreamWeaver)
  • create desktop GUI apps that run on Windows, Mac and Linux using XULRunner
  • create iPhone and Android apps with Titanium or PhoneGap
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Stoyan Stefanov


Stoyan Stefanov is a Facebook engineer. Previously at Yahoo, he was the creator of the online image-optimization tool and architect of the YSlow 2.0. performance tool. Stoyan is the author of JavaScript Patterns and Object-Oriented JavaScript, a contributor to Even Faster Web Sites and High-Performance JavaScript, and a frequent speaker at conferences including Velocity, JSConf, Fronteers, and Ajax Experience.

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Stoyan Stefanov
07/27/2011 2:20am PDT