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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 Software Engineer working remotely in London for SitePen. He has a history of building immersive web applications within the startup and geospatial sectors. He is a fan of all things web development, particularly frontend with a penchant for exploring the potentials of the platform. In his spare time he drinks too much coffee and maintains his blog.

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 Software Engineer working remotely in London for SitePen. He has a history of building immersive web applications within the startup and geospatial sectors. He is a fan of all things web development, particularly frontend with a penchant for exploring the potentials of the platform. In his spare time he drinks too much coffee and maintains his blog.