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Avoiding the Spaghetti: Javascript & Client side coding

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Clientside code doesn’t have to be an ugly cluttered mess. Building clean, sane, maintainable client-side applications is indeed possible. We’ll talk a bit about CommonJS on the client, properly abstracting a model layer, the DOM as a dumb view layer, sharing code between client/server and other techniques for avoiding insanity like automated static code analysis.

Henrik Joreteg is a partner and lead JS developer at &yet ( ), a boutique web software company in Richland, WA. Joreteg is a member of a growing group of javascript developers who are blazing the trail of realtime and single-page web application development and server-side javascript. Let’s put it this way: the dude cannot shut up about node.js, backbone, and

Joreteg is the primary developer for &bang ( ) and has written a slew of single-page real-time web apps using a number of technologies. He recently spoke at NodeConf and KRTConf and was a technical reviewer for O’Reilly’s JavaScript Web Applications. He is the author of the popular open source javascript templating solution, iCanHaz.js and as an early adopter of Backbone.js wrote several definitive blogposts on the subject.

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Snacks, Beer and Networking 5:30 - 6:00
Presentation and discussion: 6:00-6:45 or so

34 NW 1st Avenue, 3rd floor
Portland, OR 97209
(Corner of 1st and Couch, on the max tracks)