Ray Nicholus: Getting To Know the File API
The File API is supported in all modern browsers. The W3C spec allows you to upload files via XHR/AJAX, read/manipulate files, and, in some cases, access the filesystem. This is all native to the browser, so no need for ActiveX, Flash, or Java! In this presentation, I'll cover the following:
What does this spec provide?
What are File and Blob objects?
Manipulating blobs and creating your own
Handling dropped files and folders
Handling files and folders via <input type="file">
Uploading files via AJAX/XHR
What if the browser doesn't support the File API?
The pros, cons, differences, and similarities between different "trendy" automation tools such as Gulp, Grunt, Broccoli, and some others.
Food will be provided by Widen Enterprises!