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Let's take a tour through the jungle that is the Device API spec and go looking for some new, interesting features of the API.

And if this floats your boat, you need to get along to the Engineering Track at Web Directions 2014.

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It's time to start talking about some of the established axioms of readability.

And if this floats your boat, you need to get along to the Engineering Track at Web Directions 2014.

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Performance and availability of 3rd party scripts doesn't have to be a worry.

And if this floats your boat, you need to get along to the Engineering Track at Web Directions 2014.

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The 'this' keyword is one of the most perplexing aspects of JavaScript, but understanding function context needn’t be so intimidating.

And if this floats your boat, you need to get along to the Engineering Track at Web Directions 2014.

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Get up to speed with Web Components and see how you can start using them today.

And if this floats your boat, you need to get along to the Engineering Track at Web Directions 2014.

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How to do awesome things with math on the web AND in the real world. Fun with robots!

Want more of this kind of fun? Get yourself along to Web Directions 2014.

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Web based animation has arrived, and it's time for you to start taking advantage of it to engage and delight your users. And in this session we'll see how. We'll cover CSS Transitions and Animations, and throw some 2D and 3D Transforms into the mix as well, to understand how today's most common, and eye catching, animated UI design patterns can quickly be implemented in all modern browsers and devices.

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Through this talk we will look at the history of algorithms and data structures and how we can evaluate their strengths and weaknesses before we write a single line of code.

Like what you see? Want a piece of the action next time around? Then get along to Web Directions South in Sydney October 24 and 25 2013.

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An introduction to ES6 with emphasis on its practical aspects. See what it can do for you today, and learn how you'll be able to better structure client–side programs with this next step in the evolution of JavaScript.

Like what you see? Want a piece of the action next time around? Then get along to Web Directions South in Sydney October 24 and 25 2013.

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As a designer turned developer, quasi-nerd turned internet ninja, and now buzzword aficionado, Charlie Gleason will tell you the secrets to how he learnt to stop worrying and love the code.

Like what you see? Want a piece of the action next time around? Then get along to Web Directions South in Sydney October 24 and 25 2013.

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CSS Filters are a powerful tool available in all modern browsers to bring amazing photographic effects to web content. If you're not using them, you should be - here's how!

Like what you see? Want a piece of the action next time around? Then get along to Web Directions South in Sydney October 24 and 25 2013.

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Frustrated with scroll effects and events on touch devices? Learn how a few simple libraries can fix your problems.

Like what you see? Want a piece of the action next time around? Then get along to Web Directions in Sydney October 30 and 31 2014.

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The DOM will finally have real encapsulation with the introduction of the Shadow DOM, a subset of the Web Components spec that will revolutionise web development as we know it. In this session we’ll take a short, sharp tour on the how and why of what the Shadow DOM has to offer.

Like what you see? Want a piece of the action next time around? Then get along to Web Directions South in Sydney October 24 and 25 2013.

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Let's take a tour through the jungle that is the Device API spec and go looking for some new, interesting features of the API.

And if this floats your boat, you need to get along to the Engineering Track at Web Directions 2014.

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Presentations about development

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Andrew Fisher — A Device API Safari

Let's take a tour through the jungle that is the Device API spec and go looking for some new, interesting features of the API.

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Jared Wyles — On Readable Code

It's time to start talking about some of the established axioms of readability.

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Barbara Bermes — A publisher’s guide to 3rd party scripts

Performance and availability of 3rd party scripts doesn't have to be a worry.

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Mark Dalgleish — this: Taking JavaScript out of Context

The 'this' keyword is one of the most perplexing aspects of JavaScript, but understanding function context needn’t be so intimidating.

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Ryan Seddon — Web Components, The Future of Web Development

Get up to speed with Web Components and see how you can start using them today.

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You Can Do What With Math Now? — Video Presentation by Raquel Vélez

How to do awesome things with math on the web AND in the real world. Fun with robots!

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Satisfying Movements — video presentation by John Allsopp

Web based animation has arrived, and it's time for you to start taking advantage of it to engage and delight your users. And in this session we'll see how. We'll cover CSS Transitions and Animations, and throw some 2D and 3D Transforms into the mix as well, to understand how today's most common, and eye catching, animated UI design patterns can quickly be implemented in all modern browsers and devices.

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Making Web Apps as Smooth as Native — video presentation by Andrew Betts

Right now creating high quality user experiences in HTML5 is very hard, and to get to where we are today we need a huge bundle of hacks and extreme techniques, many of which Andrew Betts covers in the session.

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What every developer should know about REST — video presentation from Michael Mahemoff

Our work builds on the the conventions of REST. By getting to know these conventions, we can design websites and web APIs that are faster and easier for other developers to learn and navigate.

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See the tries for the trees — video presentation by Jared Wyles

Through this talk we will look at the history of algorithms and data structures and how we can evaluate their strengths and weaknesses before we write a single line of code.

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What’s ECMAScript 6 Good For? — Video presentation from Julio Cesar Ody

An introduction to ES6 with emphasis on its practical aspects. See what it can do for you today, and learn how you'll be able to better structure client–side programs with this next step in the evolution of JavaScript.

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You ARE a developer — Video presentation from Charlie Gleason

As a designer turned developer, quasi-nerd turned internet ninja, and now buzzword aficionado, Charlie Gleason will tell you the secrets to how he learnt to stop worrying and love the code.

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Create impact with CSS filters — video presentation from Alex Danilo

CSS Filters are a powerful tool available in all modern browsers to bring amazing photographic effects to web content. If you're not using them, you should be - here's how!

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Embracing touch — Cross-​​Platform scrolling with Mark Dalgleish

Frustrated with scroll effects and events on touch devices? Learn how a few simple libraries can fix your problems.

Like what you see? Want a piece of the action next time around? Then get along to Web Directions in Sydney October 30 and 31 2014.

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Ghost in the Shadow DOM — Video presentation from Ryan Seddon

The DOM will finally have real encapsulation with the introduction of the Shadow DOM, a subset of the Web Components spec that will revolutionise web development as we know it. In this session we’ll take a short, sharp tour on the how and why of what the Shadow DOM has to offer.

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