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Node.js, the little web framework that could

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We've just added a session on the latest hot web framework, Node.js. It's fast, light and powered by JavaScript.

Node.js is attaining popularity among leading-edge web developers, and is fast moving to being production-ready. Tom Hughes-Croucher of Yahoo! will tell the story of Node.js in his presentation Node.js and How JavaScript is Changing Server Programming.

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Jonathan Stark (Jonathan Stark Consulting)
Explore an alternative approach to native mobile app development that allows you to create smooth animation, operate in offline mode, and hook into advanced device features (accelerometer, camera, location, vibration, and sound) using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Kevin Whinnery (Appcelerator)
HTML, CSS and JavaScript are quickly becoming the development languages of choice for creating native mobile applications. By using the open source Titanium platform, web developers can create apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry using a single code base.
Jeremy Ashkenas (DocumentCloud)
CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. It's a thought experiment that aims to test how far we can stretch JavaScript semantics without adding any runtime libraries or outputting reams of generated code. Recommended for folks who are interested in languages that run in the browser as well as the server.
Mike Hostetler (appendTo), Jonathan Sharp (appendTo LLC.)
Presentation: Cooking with jQuery Presentation [PDF]
JavaScript is not a dirty word. The language itself is quite elegant. However, competing implementations by differing browsers has given it a bad rap. Yet, in this age of Ajax it is a must-have for any successful web application. Join this group of JavaScript gurus, who co-authored the O'Reilly jQuery Cookbook, for a tutorial session covering reliable techniques: intermediate to advanced.
Lennon Day-Reynolds (Dark Horse Comics)
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Javascript has become the universal language of the web. Usable on client or server, it can be fast, flexible, and reusable across many sites and applications. To really master JS you need more than a framework: you need to grok some heavy-duty functional and OO concepts it took from weird languages like Scheme and Self. Come see where these ideas came from, and how to use them in your JS code.
Mike Hostetler (appendTo), Jonathan Sharp (appendTo LLC.)
jQuery UI is the official jQuery suite of interactions and widgets for building Rich Internet Applications. It makes building web interfaces as refreshingly simple as jQuery has made Ajax and the DOM. As simple as $('<p>Hello, World</p>').dialog();
Paul McCullough (City and County of San Francisco)
San Francisco's Street Address Management System is used by numerous agencies to edit and report on the city's geospatial street addresses. The application helps the city reduce duplicate data maintenance work, improves the accuracy, consistency, and quality of the data - and should lower the cost of delivering services to citizens.
Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
The "A" in "AJAX" stands for "Asynchronous" and indeed almost all Web and mobile applications have to be written in an asynchronous and event-driven style. Reactive Extensions for JavaScript is a library for coordinating and orchestrating asynchronous and concurrent computations in a high-level and declarative way.
Steven Parkes (smparkes.net llc)
Testing is JavaScript's Achilles' heel: the language is powerful with good library support, but testing practices are cumbersome to non-existent. This talk demonstrates a set of tools that make test/behavior driven development in JavaScript as quick and effective as Java, Ruby, or Python, including aspects unique to JavaScript such as the browser environment and asynchronous programming.
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