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Meet up

jQuery vs. ES2015 and Weird Browsers

Tuesday, 12th January at CodeNode, London

This meetup was organised by London HalfStack in January 2016

jQuery is great for supporting older browsers and quickly shipping features without having to have an inside-out knowledge of jQuery, but is often unnecessary and could have performance implications.

How to not use jQuery

jQuery is great for supporting older browsers and quickly shipping features without having to have an inside-out knowledge of jQuery, but is often unnecessary and could have performance implications.

This talk will show you how you can use features of JavaScript introduced since jQuery was written—features introduced in ES5 and ES2015—and discuss whether you really need to use jQuery in your next project.

Callum Macrae

Callum Macrae is a JavaScript developer and occasional musician based in London, UK, working at personalised children's publishers Lost My Name. He regularly contributes to open source projects including gulp and his own projects and is the author of Learning from jQuery, a book about writing JavaScript without using jQuery. He can be found on Twitter and GitHub as @callumacrae.

Weird Browsers

Now that everybody builds responsive sites and mobile has become the new normal, are there still any weird browsers left? The latest generation of smart TVs run on the same operating systems as our mobile devices. How weird can these browsers be? Perhaps smart TVs aren't as smart as we all would like to think. But there are more weird browsers. How do game console handle your websites and are e-readers really capable of browsing the web? I will try to give an overview of all the problems you are going to face when you want to make your site work on these weird browsers.

Niels Leenheer

Niels is a developer working on web applications for Salonhub and is a self-professed browser geek. He is the creator of HTML5test.com, which is used more than a million times yearly to test how well browsers support web standards, and he runs one of the largest Open Device Labs in Europe with almost 200 different and sometimes weird devices.

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Overview

jQuery is great for supporting older browsers and quickly shipping features without having to have an inside-out knowledge of jQuery, but is often unnecessary and could have performance implications.

How to not use jQuery

jQuery is great for supporting older browsers and quickly shipping features without having to have an inside-out knowledge of jQuery, but is often unnecessary and could have performance implications.

This talk will show you how you can use features of JavaScript introduced since jQuery was written—features introduced in ES5 and ES2015—and discuss whether you really need to use jQuery in your next project.

Callum Macrae

Callum Macrae is a JavaScript developer and occasional musician based in London, UK, working at personalised children's publishers Lost My Name. He regularly contributes to open source projects including gulp and his own projects and is the author of Learning from jQuery, a book about writing JavaScript without using jQuery. He can be found on Twitter and GitHub as @callumacrae.

Weird Browsers

Now that everybody builds responsive sites and mobile has become the new normal, are there still any weird browsers left? The latest generation of smart TVs run on the same operating systems as our mobile devices. How weird can these browsers be? Perhaps smart TVs aren't as smart as we all would like to think. But there are more weird browsers. How do game console handle your websites and are e-readers really capable of browsing the web? I will try to give an overview of all the problems you are going to face when you want to make your site work on these weird browsers.

Niels Leenheer

Niels is a developer working on web applications for Salonhub and is a self-professed browser geek. He is the creator of HTML5test.com, which is used more than a million times yearly to test how well browsers support web standards, and he runs one of the largest Open Device Labs in Europe with almost 200 different and sometimes weird devices.

Thanks to our sponsors

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