JSFoo 2015

The future of JavaScript

JSFoo is India’s premier JavaScript conference. This year is the fifth edition.

The theme for the 2015 edition is the future of JavaScript.

We are looking for talks and workshops from academics and practitioners who are at the cutting edge of developments in JavaScript.

We want to hear all about:

  • Advances in browser JavaScript
  • JavaScript in hardware
  • Functional JavaScript
  • Cutting edge developments, including original work
  • ES6

Editorial panel

  • Santosh Rajan, founder Geekskool
  • Shwetank Dixit, Extensions Program Manager and Web Evangelist, Opera Software
  • Sindhu S, Recurse Center alumni
  • Zainab Bawa, editorial coordinator, co-founder at HasGeek

Commitment to Open Source

HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source license. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.

Workshops

If you are interested in conducting a hands-on session on any of the topics falling under the themes described above, please submit a proposal under the workshops section. We also need you to tell us about your past experience in teaching and/or conducting workshops.

BOF sessions

If you are interested in doing an unconference during the breakout sessions, propose a topic which will be of interest to the community.

Important dates:

Deadline for submitting proposals: 31 July 2015
Conference dates: 18-19 September
Workshops: 15, 16, 17 and 20 September

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Himanshu Kapoor

@fleon

Native Programming using Spidermonkey JSAPI

Submitted Jul 25, 2015

JavaScript is everywhere, and Mozilla’s Spidermonkey JSAPI opens a whole realm of possibilities. It lets you write low level C code that interfaces with your JavaScript application. This gives you, the application developer, a best-of-both-worlds situation for building high performance applications that also make use of the flexibility of JavaScript.

Cocos2d-JS is the best example of an application that makes use of the Spidermonkey JSAPI. It is a game engine that lets you write your game logic in JavaScript, whereas the low level core framework that interfaces with OpenGL is written in C++ using the JSAPI.

Outline

In this talk, I aim to introduce the Spidermonkey JSAPI to the audience, and how it can be embedded inside your application. This will not be a tutorial, but more of a hand-holding exercise to encourage and motivate the audience to go back home and try it out.

The talk will begin with an introduction of the JSAPI methods and how it compares to writing JavaScript. Then I will move on to example scenarios where the JSAPI can be used and popular implementations that use it. One obvious usage of the JSAPI is in the Mozilla Firefox browser. The other one is the Cocos2d-JS game engine.

Finally, the talk will conclude with takeaways for the audience, including comparisons with other cross platform native application development solutions.

Requirements

The audience should have a basic understanding of C and JavaScript.

Speaker bio

My name is Himanshu and I’m a front-end developer at Wingify. I’m also a mobile game developer part time. I have experience with developing both native applications (games) and mobile web applications, and can present the best of both worlds to the listeners.

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JSFoo is a forum for discussing UI engineering; fullstack development; web applications engineering, performance, security and design; accessibility; and latest developments in #JavaScript. Follow JSFoo on Twitter more