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SkillsCast

Exploring Web Workers for Smoother UX

8th May 2018 in London at CodeNode

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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.

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Exploring Web Workers for Smoother UX

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.

SkillsCast

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.

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Thanks to our sponsors

About the Speaker

Exploring Web Workers for Smoother UX

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.