You Really Don’t Need All that JavaScript

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.

This presentation talks about how you maybe should not rely on JavaScript as much as you are told to, and some practical strategies for how to build sites without reaching for a JavaScript framework as first, last, and only tool for making the web happen. You will learn how to build sites without necessarily reaching for a framework, how that is what the frameworks encourage, how everyone is already thinking the same as you, and a bit about .

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