February 22-24, 2023
Montreal, Canada

Adventures in rendering off the main thread

When building out the front end for an application with strong real-time requirements, there are many considerations. How do we get initial data? How do we get subsequent updates? What happens if they lose connectivity? Web components provide an excellent model for progressively enhancing initial markup. Workers allow us to move rendering off the main thread. In this talk, we'll demonstrate an architecture that scales down to any device with a sp

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Simon MacDonald


Simon MacDonald has 20 years of development experience and has worked on a variety of projects including object oriented databases, police communication systems, speech recognition, unified messaging and mobile development. His current focus is convincing folks “you aren’t going to need it” when it comes to building web applications as the Head of Developer Experience at Begin.

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