Another interesting talk was Remy’s Sharp talk about Iframes. Wait..what? Iframes? Really? Haven’t we developers tried to avoid them for years and now someone is saying that they are useful? At first this really surprised me. But the talk was very informative on how to use them to prevent clickjacking and how to achieve cross-domain. For this last one checkout Porthole.
Guillermo Auch, talked about the importance of speed. More precisely about front-end optimization on single page apps and how success is tidily linked with performance and accessibility. This is all about the illusion of speed and how users must not feel like they are waiting. For example when an app is launched an image is rendered before anything else, this way the user doesn’t see a white page. He finally presented MyDB, a technology that allows front-end to react in real time and have the same output from different platforms at the same time. (slides)
Pamela Fox presented «making js easier to learn». She works at Khan Academy and explained how it is to teach programming online. She also talked about the importance of using tools to write good clean working code, as jshint.
To close this day on a high note, we had Brendan Eich. He talked about how internet has evolved in our world and how it is present more and more in our lives. We must build a better internet where users have the control, privacy and choices they want: “empower web users”. Expect progress and innovation to have a better performance in every platform.(slides)
Do not hesitate going next year, I assure you you won’t regret it. Not only it’s inspiring, but it’s also a nice way to meet people and to interact and exchange about something that we are passionate about. And how amazing is it to see the people who create our everyday tooling?