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dcjq[29] - RequireJS - Greg Franko

Building JavaScript web apps today that you will still enjoy working on a year from now is difficult. The solution is to decrease code complexity and increase maintainability. Easier said than done.

This talk will review some of the traditional maintainability roadblocks facing JavaScript client-side developers, and introduce a new project workflow with RequireJS and Almond.js/AMDClean.js.

Let's dive in and see how we can improve code maintainability with AMD and start enjoying the code that we write.

Greg Franko is a JavaScript Engineer at AddThis and the maintainer of several popular open-source projects (Backbone-Require-Boilerplate, AMDClean.js, SelectBoxIt, Tocify, etc).  He is also the author of "Instant Dependency Management with RequireJS" by Packt Publishing and a contributor to the O'Reilly book, "Backbone.js Fundamentals".  He blogs semi-regularly at


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  • Reita S.

    can you post the presentation?

    February 2, 2014

  • Nevin H.

    Incredible JavaScript guy strikes again!

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • Matt H.

    Great talk! Thanks to Greg and the hosts for another insightful night.

    1 · January 31, 2014

    • Greg F.

      I'm glad you liked it. It was great meeting you last night!

      January 31, 2014

  • Justin

    Excellent presentation Greg. Thanks to you, JQuery, and iStrategyLabs

    2 · January 31, 2014

    • Greg F.

      I'm really happy you enjoyed it. Makes my day.

      1 · January 31, 2014

  • Chris S.

    Greg was clearly a master of his craft -- deeply knowledgeable and comfortable explaining fairly esoteric tech. I really appreciated how he was able to compare RequireJS with other similar and related tech.

    2 · January 31, 2014

    • Greg F.

      Thanks Chris, I really appreciate the kind words!

      1 · January 31, 2014

  • Van

    Hi good buddy! Thanks for communicating your conflict in schedule so that others may attend this Required training. I appreciate it.

    January 29, 2014

  • Fitsum B.

    really looking forward to this

    1 · December 18, 2013

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