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Schedule: Front End Frameworks and Libraries sessions

Explore JavaScript in the browser from its interactions with HTML and the DOM through to its use in rich, client-side webapps and structural libraries like Backbone.js.

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Continental 4
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Elijah Manor (The Lampo Group)
Average rating: ****.
(4.32, 19 ratings)
Join appendTo's Elijah Manor for a dive into advanced topics surrounding the front-end with jQuery. Read more.
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Continental 5
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Jen Kramer (Jen Kramer)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 8 ratings)
Learn one of the hottest front-end frameworks and incorporate it into your work tomorrow. Follow along and learn how to build a Bootstrap-based website from scratch, incorporating the responsive grid system, see the basic CSS in action, incorporate Javascript-based components, and customize CSS using LESS. Read more.
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Grand Ballroom B
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Ohad Kravchick (The New York Times)
Average rating: **...
(2.39, 46 ratings)
Learn how to build a fully working webapp from scratch, from building models, views, controllers, through writing tests, all the way to automating the drudgery. Read more.
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Continental 3
Todd Kloots (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 14 ratings)
Since the dawn of Ajax, web apps have been moving more and more to the client in the interest of improving speed and delivering a more responsive user experience. With the same goals in mind, we've gone a different direction, rebuilding twitter.com on the principle of Progressive Enhancement, specifically using server-side rendering with support for pushState layered on top. Read more.
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Continental 5
Mike Amundsen (Layer 7 Technologies)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Coding hypermedia clients need not be ugly nor complicated. This session shows you how to write clean, adaptive code that responds to changes in data and workflow requirements over time. Read more.
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Grand Ballroom A
Rushaine McBean (Levo League)
Average rating: *....
(1.26, 38 ratings)
Choosing a client-side framework or library for your application can be tough; there are many candidates and each option must be researched. At the Levo League, we chose to use Backbone.js because it scales well and its flexibility. We’ll take a look at why & how we did it, and discuss how you can apply this to migrating your own existing web applications to Backbone.js Read more.
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Grand Ballroom A
Steven Sanderson (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 7 ratings)
Knockout.js helps you to build sophisticated, dynamic web UIs, by providing a clean Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) architecture and a powerfully expressive system of declarative bindings. In this demo-filled session, Knockout's creator Steve Sanderson will quickly show how you can get started with this popular JavaScript library. Read more.
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Grand Ballroom B
Tony Parisi (Skybox)
Average rating: ***..
(3.58, 12 ratings)
HTML5 has emerged as an open Rich Internet Application platform to rival Adobe Flash. HTML5 combined with WebGL can go even further, providing the most compelling user experiences imaginable. This session with Web3D pioneer and 3D expert Tony Parisi will cover HTML5 and WebGL development topics including rendering, animation, 2D/3D integration, multi-threaded programming and the tools pipeline. Read more.
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Grand Ballroom A
Misko Hevery (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 27 ratings)
HTML is great for declaring static documents, but it falters when we try to use it for declaring dynamic views in web-applications. AngularJS lets you extend HTML vocabulary for your application. The resulting environment is extraordinarily expressive, readable, and quick to develop. AngularJS is a toolset for building the framework most suited to your application development. Read more.
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Grand Ballroom A
Gabriel Grant (Independent Contracting)
Average rating: *....
(1.74, 27 ratings)
Ember.js is the most advanced client-side JavaScript framework available: it provides optimistic server updates, automatically-updating data-reactive templates and sensible defaults to dramatically increase developer productivity. This session covers the various framework components, but focuses on how to structure Ember-based rich client apps. Read more.
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Grand Ballroom A
Leo Meyerovich (Graphistry)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Superconductor is a new browser language for building interactive visualizations of big data sets of up to one million nodes. It achieves this by automatically synthesizing parallel WebCL and WebGL code that runs on a GPU. This talk will discuss the future of data visualization, low-level parallel JavaScript extensions, and building an efficient yet usable framework that combines them. Read more.
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Continental 5
Aaron Frost (Domo), Dave Geddes (Domo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 33 ratings)
Building your apps for Chrome is the most reliable way to build high-speed, cross-platform desktop apps. ChromeApps, when combined with AngularJS and Nodejs, is the ultimate development stack. ATTENTION: Be warned that things will get crazy in this presentation. We will have security staff present to ensure the safety of the audience. Read more.
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Continental 4
Julie Horvath (GitHub, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 21 ratings)
There are now approximately 1 billion frontend frameworks, libraries, and tools to choose from when building web applications. It's easy to get stuck in the mud while wading through resources to find what'll work best for you and your team. As a designer and frontend dev at GitHub, a lot of my job is making these decisions. Learn about the frontend arsenal of tools I use to get there faster. Read more.
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Golden Gate 6-8
Seth Ladd (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Building a modern web app generally requires more than just platform primitives. You need productive tools, a package manager, intelligent compilers, rich libraries, sane semantics, modularity, polyfills for the latest and greatest features, and more. Learn how Dart brings it all together and gives you a consistent and coherent platform that runs across all modern browsers. Read more.

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