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Fearless Concurrency with JavaScript and Beyond

Super-charge your single-page application with proper concurrency! A thorough review of both popular and unorthodox approaches.

The conventional JavaScript environment is that of single-threaded cooperative multitasking which in some applications is approaching its limits. Given the obvious upper boundary of how far single-threaded code optimisation can go, concurrency is almost a requirement for today’s applications.

Within this talk, I shall…

1/ demonstrate the benefits of advancing beyond single-threaded JavaScript programs; 2/ analyse various concurrency designs that fit within the browser; and 3/ present implementations that can be repurposed by the audience today.

The audience is expected to benefit from the talk by:

1/ gaining new insights and new cross-cutting vantage points towards performance problem analysis and solution design; 2/ learning new techniques that can be used for special situations that they may run into.

Saturday, 2018-10-06 @ 11:35
> Skill level: advanced
> Duration: 25 min

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Evadne Wu

I am a technologist with design/implementation background in HCI and can offer a wide scope of expertise in software architecture, high-fidelity prototyping, service architecture, and operations management.

Currently I work as a technology lead at an education SaaS ISV. I contribute to open source projects in my spare time and sometimes speak at relevant industry conferences.

• Open source contributor specialising in bespoke high-performance ObjC/JS interface components. • Work used in commercial applications by teams in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Oceania and North America. • Designed, built and maintained end-to-end software solutions.

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