"What is slow in JavaScript?" by Goran Topic

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:00 - 21:00 JST

Cerego Japan

Ninomiya Building 4F, 18-4 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo


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The next Ninjava meetup will be entirely focused on JavaScript performance issues.
Goran Topic, our speaker, will give a talk titled "What is slow in JavaScript?":

JavaScript has a reputation of being a clunky and slow language.
However, both labels are quickly becoming less and less true, in the wake of
breakthroughs by Prototype library, followed by jQuery, and Google's V8 engine.
Indeed, it has become one of the most important programming languages, due to
its monopoly in the DHTML world.
However, that does not mean we can forget about efficiency. After working on a
JavaScript-intensive project, I became painfully interested in JavaScript
optimisation, which led me to the excellent book High-Performance JavaScript
by Nicholas S. Zakas. During this hour, I will try to share my understanding
of this topic.

About the speaker:
Goran likes to learn various languages, and has enjoyed working with many of
them. So far he has most fun with Ruby and JavaScript, as long as no-one
mentions Internet Explorer. In his spare time he also dabbles in formal
linguistics, trying to eke out a master's degree out of it.

Place and time:
Date: July 28 (Thu)
Time: Doors open at 19:30, the presentation starts at 20:00
Place: Cerego Japan, Ninomiya Building 4F, 18-4 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku,
Language: English

We'll go for a drink at a nearby izakaya after the talk.
Looking forward to welcoming you all!


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