Exploring Source Maps with James Kruth

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Barracuda Networks

317 Maynard Street · Ann Arbor, MI

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Source maps are a key component in modern JavaScript development, but have you really thought much about them? Despite how important they are to development and debugging, source maps aren't well documented or understood. We'll start at the beginning and talk about how source maps work - and how they can fail. Then we'll move on to how they integrate into modern tooling. Finally some basic techniques of creating your own source maps will be covered.

About the Speaker:
James Kruth is an independent software consultant with over 20 years of experience with the web. He's been using JavaScript for long enough that he may or may not have implemented sparkly cursor trails on at least one site. He's very interested in tools for developers and has even implemented a few of his own. When he's not making web apps, you can find him making vaugely musical blips and bleeps with retro computers, or hanging out at the rock climbing gym.