Benchmarking JavaScript

JavaScript is everywhere. JavaScript VMs improve by leaps and bounds. Performance graphs are breaking through the ceilings of expectations. And yet from time to time we still find ourselves wondering whether ‘===’ is faster than ‘==’.

Unorthodox Javascript Performance

John-David Dalton wants to improve JavaScript performance. To do so, he has developed some unique and unconventional techniques. He has also developed a “utility library delivering consistency, customization, performance, and extras,” called Lo-Dash.

Using Node.js for Everything

Learn how a company can be built completely on JavaScript and succeed. This presentation covers the most important aspects of using Node.js and JavaScript, for basically everything there is in a fast-moving company, including planning for scalability and performance.

Parallel JavaScript

JavaScript is the lingua franca of the web, yet it remains predominantly sequential and web applications until recently have been unable to utilize hardware parallelism. The goal of Parallel JavaScript is to change that.

Scaling YUI in the Enterprise

Kevin Lamping, a front-end web developer with USAA, presents on how to scale Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI) for use in their enterprise web applications. YUI is an open source JavaScript library for building richly interactive web applications. The topics discussed include server-side integration, event delegation and YUI instance caching.

How to Make JavaScript Widgets Scream

When loading websites every millisecond counts. Social widgets should enhance a website experience and they should definitely not slow it down. We’ll walk through the unique challenges of loading social widgets such as the +1 button and how we made sure that they load as fast as possible — yes, there will be war stories! […]