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Meet up

London HalfStack- May

Tuesday, 8th May at CodeNode, London

This meetup was organised by London HalfStack in May 2018

Join in with London HalfStack to keep up to date with all things JavaScript, TypeScript and HTML5, be it desktop or mobile web!

Exploring Web Workers for Smoother UX

Web browsers use single threaded JavaScript to perform tasks; business logic, layout, reflows, and garbage collection.

This means complex and heavy JavaScript functions can block the main thread from rendering. This results in low frame rates and low interactivity for things like scrolling and input, providing a poor user experience. In this talk we explore the idea of using Web Workers to free the main thread for rendering for performant and smooth web applications.

James Milner

James is a fullstack software developer at 3D Repo, a startup based in Paddington providing a cloud based revision control system for 3D building models. Previously he worked for Ordnance Survey and Esri helping startups and building applications. He is passionate about the web, maps and coffee.

The Next Generation of Reactive Programming

Developing a front end, reactive programming framework is fraught with challenges. Race conditions, infinite loops and UI lock are just some of the issues that your favourite reactive frameworks have dealt with in their respective implementations of reactivity.

New JS language features and APIs have opened up better ways of solving these problems, and we will be taking a look at some of these and how they might be used to write the next generation of reactive programming framework.

Jason Green

Jason's passion for the digital world has taken him across the entire spectrum of the creative process, from conceptualisation to implementation. Jason is now a Team Lead at the MailOnline and is primarily responsible for the bespoke CMS that drives the content of the world's most visited english speaking, online newspaper. Apart from being engaged in all stages of the development of the mission critical application, Jason is also the co-author of Milojs, the home-grown, reactive javascript framework on which it is built.

Thanks to our sponsors

Attending Members

Overview

Join in with London HalfStack to keep up to date with all things JavaScript, TypeScript and HTML5, be it desktop or mobile web!

Exploring Web Workers for Smoother UX

Web browsers use single threaded JavaScript to perform tasks; business logic, layout, reflows, and garbage collection.

This means complex and heavy JavaScript functions can block the main thread from rendering. This results in low frame rates and low interactivity for things like scrolling and input, providing a poor user experience. In this talk we explore the idea of using Web Workers to free the main thread for rendering for performant and smooth web applications.

James Milner

James is a fullstack software developer at 3D Repo, a startup based in Paddington providing a cloud based revision control system for 3D building models. Previously he worked for Ordnance Survey and Esri helping startups and building applications. He is passionate about the web, maps and coffee.

The Next Generation of Reactive Programming

Developing a front end, reactive programming framework is fraught with challenges. Race conditions, infinite loops and UI lock are just some of the issues that your favourite reactive frameworks have dealt with in their respective implementations of reactivity.

New JS language features and APIs have opened up better ways of solving these problems, and we will be taking a look at some of these and how they might be used to write the next generation of reactive programming framework.

Jason Green

Jason's passion for the digital world has taken him across the entire spectrum of the creative process, from conceptualisation to implementation. Jason is now a Team Lead at the MailOnline and is primarily responsible for the bespoke CMS that drives the content of the world's most visited english speaking, online newspaper. Apart from being engaged in all stages of the development of the mission critical application, Jason is also the co-author of Milojs, the home-grown, reactive javascript framework on which it is built.

Thanks to our sponsors

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