NebraskaJS Conf is a conference I had the pleasure of attending recently. It was held at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, named the #1 Zoo in the World by TripAdvisor.
Responsive, Adaptive, and Responsible (codepo8)
- Web design was never meant to be done in pixels
- "Are we OK with building and discarding everything we do over and over again?"
- "Why do we build things we don't use in production?"
- The environment we work in flows like water, there is a constant need for new ideas.
- "Best practices are found, not defined".
- -220k +300k LOC
- Every HTTP request is a terrible thing
- "Most speed increases are based on analyzing and fixing developer mistakes/sloppiness"
- "Everything in ES6 is a syntax error in older browsers."
- Problems with transpiling:
- You don't run or debug the code you write.
- You are at the mercy of the transpiler to create efficient code.
- Browsers that support ES6 will never get any [ES6 code].
- We can't use ES6 safely in the browser.
- Learn es6 by viewing the ECMAScript unit test code
- Blaming the tool is a sign of a bad craftsman, good craftsmen improve the tools by feeding back to the tool maker.
Streams (Pam Selle)
- Streams are the most awesome data structure you don't know enough about.
- Comes from Unix
- All glory to pipe
- streams are delayed lists
- Can't/Don't want to hold everything in memory.
- INFINITE DATA
- Push and Pull Modes (flavors of streams)
- Timeouts: 'Never ever block forever'
- Node streams are push streams.
- Pull streams
- ask for more when you want more (call next() on the generator)
- functional operators on events
- single interface for many data types.
- Arrays, Generators, Node streams, Events, Promises.
- functional operations on these data types.
- RxJS - Reactive programming
- Trojan Horse for Reactive Programming.
- PRESENTATION: Evan Czaplicki at Strangeloop
- "Once you learn monads, you are unable to explain monads."
- Intro to Rx by staltz.
- Browser streams standard (worked on by the Node team).
- Observable type proposal for es7
- Turing Incomplete http://turing.cool
Custom Elements (Mike Macaulay)
My Laptop died around here so notes became sparse (Phone typing...)
Architecting Communities (Amanda Harlin)
- Amanda spoke about the practices and tooling we have put in place to make Techlahoma Community successful.
High Performance in the Critical Rendering Path (@ponyfoo)
- Devtools Audits
- Measure early; Measure often.
- Optimize tcp
- Gzip all text
- Keep alive
- Use nginx gzip. Everywhere. Now.
- Defer font loading. Check slides for code. Very cool.
- Penthouse for critical path css
- So many more tools in the slides.
Lily is a surprise speaker who spoke about how she is learning to code using bitsbox.com.
Final (Read: Random) Thoughts
Nope'd the hell out around this time. I did almost get to touch a shark though. That was pretty cool.
The SuperBytes played at the afterparty. They are really good. 8-bit punk rock band.