LTH32 Busy Developer's Guide to Everything not JavaScript


3:00pm - 4:15pm

Level: Introductory

Ted Neward

Ted Neward

Director, Developer Relations

For a language which is so ubiquitous and powerful, there certainly are a lot of efforts under way to replace JavaScript as a language with something else (sometimes it feels like *anything* else) that "compiles" to JavaScript. In this session, we'll look at some of the leading candidates (CoffeeScript, Dart, Fantom, and maybe a few others, depends on what's been released that week), some of the fundamental "bad parts" of JavaScript, and how these candidates try to erase the "bad parts" of JavaScript under a different syntax and semantics. We'll talk about whether the gain is worth the pain, and when/where/why they're worth considering.