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Silos like Twitter and Facebook pose huge challenges for the longevity, integrity, and ultimately ownership of the content we create. If you care about these things, you need to checkout the IndieWeb.

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

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Some solutions for dealing with common Ajax related issues such as timeouts & loss of connectivity.

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

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Some common client-side security issues and how to avoid them.

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

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How you can use streams both for your benefit and for the benefit of your fellow developers.

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

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Introducing some of the new native data structures that are available in modern JavaScript

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

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Node.js takes asynchronous programming to a new level and has tracked the rise of new approaches to managing complex program flows.

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

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Faster, more robust and more fun (web) apps.

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

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We've entered the Ambient Computing Era and ECMAScript 6 is its dominant programming language.

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

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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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Tantek Çelik — The Once and Future IndieWeb

Silos like Twitter and Facebook pose huge challenges for the longevity, integrity, and ultimately ownership of the content we create. If you care about these things, you need to checkout the IndieWeb.

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Alex Mackey — Harden Up Your Ajax

Some solutions for dealing with common Ajax related issues such as timeouts & loss of connectivity.

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Paul Theriault — Taking Frontend Security Seriously

Some common client-side security issues and how to avoid them.

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Damon Oehlman — Streaming the web (it’s not what you think)

How you can use streams both for your benefit and for the benefit of your fellow developers.

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Ben Birch — JavaScript Generators

Introducing some of the new native data structures that are available in modern JavaScript

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Rod Vagg — Embrace the Asynchronous

Node.js takes asynchronous programming to a new level and has tracked the rise of new approaches to managing complex program flows.

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Alex Feyerke — Offline First

Faster, more robust and more fun (web) apps.

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Allen Wirfs-​​Brock — ECMAScript 6, a Better JavaScript for the Ambient Web Era

We've entered the Ambient Computing Era and ECMAScript 6 is its dominant programming language.

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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.

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

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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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