GOTO 2020 • You Really Don't Need All That JavaScript, I Promise • Stuart Langridge

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This presentation was recorded at GOTO Chicago 2020. #GOTOcon #GOTOchgo

Stuart Langridge - Member of the Web Standards Project's DOM Scripting Task Force, Podcaster, Developer and Author

JavaScript is your behavior 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 [...]

00:00 Intro
00:30 Performance
02:54 Availability
05:56 It's unnecessarily difficult
08:33 Why?
09:41 After the fact
10:18 Loss of control
12:57 Control loading
13:26 Demo
14:33 Solve actual problems
18:31 HTML is smarter than it used to be
20:36 The leading edge

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#JavaScript #JS #Frontend #HTML #Programming

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