Full Stack Web Development

VSW09 No Strings Attached: JavaScript Without Webpack, Transpilers or Frameworks


2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Ashley Grant

Community Lead for the Aurelia JavaScript Framework

Writing JavaScript used to mean a tangled mess of hacks to avoid global variables, jQuery and oh so many callbacks. ES2015 and beyond have changed all that. I'll show you how to migrate a jQuery-based Web site to a more modern foundation, and we'll do it without using any of those JavaScript Frameworks that keep popping up! You'll learn how modern browser JavaScript engines provide a great place to write more readable and maintainable code, and you'll see that you often don't need polyfills or transpilers to use these features!

You will learn:

  • What modern JavaScript is and become more familiar with it
  • How evergreen browsers are adding new JavaScript features
  • That you might not need jQuery anymore!