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Fast webpages with Astro
Astro is an all-in-one web framework for building fast, content-focused websites. That’s fast in terms of getting your page up and running, and fast in terms of the speed that your pages load.
Sam Tracey gave a fantastic presentation on Astro, from basic concepts to a full hands-on coding demo.
Core Web Vitals Q&A
A language that can run backwards
But is it useful? Has it been done? After his presentation, Steven bravely opened the floor to discussion…
NGINX: Simplify Your Application Stack with NGINX Unit
Liam Crilly leads the NGINX Unit incubation group at F5. NGINX Unit is a new open source project that aims to simplify the application stack at the runtime by delivering three core capabilities in a single component: replacing the usual combination of reverse proxies and web servers with a smaller stack and a configuration that describes the entire application, from network port to application runtime.
Blecon: a new IoT network for Node developers
Dan Ros, from a new Cambridge startup called Blecon, joined to share his research on creating a new way to connect devices to node.js and other modern backend development frameworks using Bluetooth.
CycleStreets: Mobile cycle routing in the browser
Jollify presentation suite
Eleven Reasons to Love Eleventy
Measuring web performance with user-centric metrics
This talk covers the user-centric performance metrics available, and the way we can collect and analyse the data on real users’ devices using Web APIs and data analysis tools.
Giorgos Bamparopoulos is a Senior Software Engineer at Bet365 and the organiser of the Manchester Node.js meetup.
Visualising LIDAR data in the browser
LIDAR sensors use a laser to rapidly scan an area, giving an accurate 3D map of an area in real-time. Ben focuses on a sensor commonly used by autonomous vehicles, showing how it works, what kind of data it provides, and how to visualize it.
An introduction to the Playwright Library
In this talk Ryan, from test Consultancy How QA, looks at the basics of Playwright to understand why it’s gained so much attention in the past few months and why it’s tipped to have a bright future.
Migrating Waitrose com to React, Node & micro services
Peter O’Shaughnessy, from Waitrose, shares valuable lessons learned during the recent big migration of waitrose.com to their new platform.
Lightning talk: GraphQL – resolving the hype
Dive into the world of GraphQL – the efficient query language for APIs. When should you use it and what are the true benefits?
Christian separates the hype from reality and gives a few handy tips along the way.
It’s the data, stupid: state driven application design
Based on his experience as product manager for our ReGraph toolkit, Kevin shows how state-driven app design helps both developers and analysts focus on the data.
In a live-coding session, Corey designs and builds a data visualization application in real-time, based on survey data supplied by the audience.
TypeScript: What’s in it for you?
Considering a move to TypeScript? This talk will help you get started.
With hands-on examples, Harpreet explores the pros, cons, and practicalities, including framework integration and how to start migrating.