Writing Fast Client-Side Code: Lessons Learned from SproutCore

Yehuda Katz (Tilde Inc)
Mobile Performance Ballroom ABCD
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The SproutCore framework has evolved over the past five years to be an extremely high-performance framework that focuses on making it possible to build native-like applications in the browser.

This means handling problems like working with extremely large data-sets, inconsistent connectivity, and complex DOMs. Lately, it has meant figuring out how to properly use new browser features that can make a big difference to perceived performance, like hardware acceleration.

In this talk, Yehuda will cover some of the techniques that SproutCore has used historically to enable extremely complex applications to perform well in the browser, as well as what new technologies the team is looking at to leverage the latest browser technologies in building compelling content for the web.

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Yehuda Katz

Tilde Inc

Yehuda Katz is a member of the SproutCore, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; during the daytime, he works as a framework architect at Strobe. Yehuda is the co-author of the best-selling jQuery in Action, the upcoming Rails 3 in Action, and is a contributor to Ruby in Practice. He spends most of his time hacking on open source—his main projects, along with others, like Rubinius, Thor, Handlebars and Moneta—or traveling the world doing evangelism work. He blogs at http://yehudakatz.com and can be found on Twitter as @wycats.

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Steve Souders
05/31/2011 4:32am PDT

Try to spend as much time as you can near Yehuda. He knows everything about everything Web related. After much time spent on the Rails and jQuery fronts, he’s been working on SproutCore for about a year so has great insights on the performance pitfalls and their solutions in building rich, complex web apps for mobile.

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