February 18-20, 2015
Montreal, Canada

The Virtues of Immutability, with React.js and Immutable.js

This talk will an intro to Persistent (Immutable) Data Structures, what they are and why they're awesome. We'll then look at React.js, how their approach of building a "Virtual DOM" is such a different take on UI than other traditional JavaScript frameworks. Finally, it will show how combining the two provides huge benefits in both perf and consistency when building robust user interfaces, with numerous real-world examples.

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Tim Griesser

Tim is a frequent Open Source contributor and speaker, developing in primarily JavaScript and PHP. He is a collaborator on the Backbone.js project and is the author of the Knex and Bookshelf database libraries for Node. Tim is passionate about learning from and teaching the best ideas from different languages and frameworks.

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