JavaScript Libraries You Aren't Using...Yet

Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251 Level: Intermediate
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You’re all over jQuery – you write plugins in your sleep – and before that, you were a Prototype ninja. Your team treats JavaScript like a first class citizen, you’ve even written more tests than Kent Beck. Is that all there is in the land of the JavaScript developer? Believe it or not, the JavaScript party hasn’t stopped. What other libraries are out there? What do they offer? This talk will survey the field of modern JavaScript libraries getting you up to speed on what’s new. We’ll dive in just deep enough to whet your appetite on a wide variety of libraries such as Backbone, Underscore, Zepto and more.

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Nathaniel Schutta


Nathaniel T. Schutta is a senior software engineer focussed on making usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written two books on Ajax and speaks regularly at various worldwide conferences, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, universities, and Java user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to embrace dynamic languages.


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