IndexedDB with Parashuram Narasimhan

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About the talk

IndexedDB is an API for client-side storage of significant amounts of structured data and for high performance searches on this data using indexes. While Web Storage (Local and Session Storage) is useful for storing smaller amounts of data, it is less useful for storing larger amounts of structured data. IndexedDB provides a solution.

In this presentation, Parashuram Narasimhan will start with an overview of the various client-side storage technologies available today and discuss where the IndexedDB idea came from. After that, he will give a detailed overview of the IndexedDB concepts complete with examples so you get a really good feel for the API. He will wrap up with a discussion on how you can use IndexedDB in production today.

About the Speaker

Parashuram N. ( ( works on front end technologies at Sneekpeeq. Before Sneakpeeq, he was a senior program manager for SQLCE at Microsoft, working on the IndexedDB implementation and specifications. He has written the Jquery IndexedDB plugin, a query layer for IndexedDB and is working on a WebSql shim for IndexedDB. He also like playing with latest HTML features on the web and their security implications. During his free time, he hacks at ( When he is not at his computer, he loves to understand the fascinating world of biology from his dentist wife. You can follow him on Twitter at @nparashuram (

Three important things:

Use your full first and last names when registering Yelp will check ID's at the door (must be 21+ since alcohol will be served) Yelp doors close at 7:30 p.m. (after this you can't come in anymore) Schedule

6:00-7:00 p.m. Meet, mingle, and munch

7:00-7:10 p.m. Welcome Notes, Sponsors, and Introduction

7:10+ Parashuram's Talk

7:30 p.m. Yelp doors close

8:15-8:30 p.m. Q&A and Prize Giveaways*

8:30 p.m. Lightning Talks** (2 mins each)

* You must be at the venue to qualify for prizes. Tip: Tweeting #sfhtml5 and checking in may increase your chances of winning a prize.

** If you are interested in doing a lightning talk, send the organizers your proposal.

This event will be recorded. We will post the recording as soon as it is available, typically within a week after the event. Follow @sfhtml5 or visit this page for the announcement.