Seven of us Clockers made the trip to Lisbon for LXJS last week. The overall quality of the talks was excellent. There was a great balance of abstract and technical content, and luckily for you (if you didn't make it to the conference, or just want to relive the experience) the organisers have done a great job getting the video live-streamed and already uploaded to YouTube. (Videos by ACA Video).
These were the top talks for me:
James Halliday - Harnessing The Awesome Power Of Streams
James (aka substack) gave a whistle-stop tour through streams in node.js, showing by insanely fast examples, augmented by hand drawn illustrations, on how and why they should be used.
As part of a great mobile JS state of affairs, Brian gave a great insight into dirty hacks that PhoneGap/Cordova has to do to overcome various device specific problems.
Anthony Ricaud - The Web is the platform
Anthony talked about how Firefox had brought control of the web away from proprietary implementations, but now the mobile space is controlled by Apple and Google. He introduced Firefox OS, which aims to do to the mobile space, what Firefox did the the browser market.
One thing that unfortunately let down a fair few presentations was coding demos not working. Budding presenters: watch Substack's exemplary talk, and notice he didn't actually do any coding, it was all prepared in advance.
We had a great time at LXJS and meeting the Lisbon people. Thanks to the organisers for such an enjoyable event in a great city!
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