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You Really Don't Need All that JavaScript, I Promise

Stuart Langridge | GOTO Copenhagen 2019

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JavaScript is your behaviour layer; the way to add interactivity to your sites, to provide a slick and delightful user experience, to make everything fast and easy and clean. But at some point everything changed: the tail started to wag the dog instead and development became Javascript-first.
We'll talk about how you maybe shouldn't rely on JS as much as you're told to, and some practical strategies for how to build sites without reaching for a JS framework as first, last, and only tool for making the web happen.

What will the audience learn from this talk?
How to build sites without necessarily reaching for a framework, how that's what the frameworks encourage, how everyone is already thinking the same as you, and a bit about <portal>

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding?
No live coding. There are some code examples but only in passing

Prerequisite attendee experience level:
Some parts will be most useful if you have some front-end web development experience; some is for everyone

About the speakers

Stuart Langridge
Stuart Langridge

Member of the Web Standards Project's DOM Scripting Task Force, podcaster, developer and author