javascript for backend developers

This session is aimed at backend developers who — willingly or not — have to write javascript. You know how to develop with your favorite language but this JS thing doesn't make sense. What's the deal with node.js anyway? You'll see enough to navigate the JS world without egg on your face.

We'll see major pitfalls of JS and how to avoid them, which tools you can throw at the problem, what's the deal with the DOM, some notions around frontend performance and the direction in which this frontend thing is going. 

Side effects of this session may include:

  1. Better javascript code
  2. Despair
  3. Increased respect from your frontend dev peers (if you care)