Attending talks and workshops in other countries is a big hassle for some. It includes traveling, booking tickets, airlines, and getting to know the city where the event is held.
However, I have found that lots of talks are available online on YouTube, and I started to watch many of them. Some were good, some were bad, and some were astonishing! I have collected some of the best I have found and I’ve added them below.
I have built over 40 projects for 30 different clients in my career. This list is amazing, even for someone with lots of experience! I will continue to update this list with any great talk I find, including a short brief about it.
Concepts like stack and event loop, and how async code is done in JavasScript, including using the famous
setTimeout(fn, 0) syntax.
2. Web APIs You [Probably] Didn’t Know Existed
Although I know a little bit about functional programming, this talk puts it into a more logical, structured way.
It explains the “buzz” words behind functional programming, such as higher-order functions and immutability, and why you might consider using functional over object-oriented in some of your code.
4. RxJS + Redux + React = Amazing!
This talk from Netflix developers is super hard to understand the first time you watch it.
If you know RxJS observables and Redux, have you ever thought about using them together?
This is a very cool idea of mixing the two state management technologies that will push for more predictable states, less code, and fewer bugs.
What about doing VR and AR and machine learning?
Watch Opher Vishnia’s talk.
7. Using WebAssembly and Threads
As web applications become more complex and hungry for more computational power, there is a need for the use of WebAssembly (or WASM).
Primarily, as it provides real multi-threading experience for your web app to go smoother and increase your customer base.
8. A Quest to Be a (Web) Master
We all think that having a lot of libraries and frameworks under our belt would make us experts in JS.
But what about thinking of the browser, the thing that makes the magic of our code comes to life?
In this talk, we get a small glimpse of how the browser is working on a very general view and why we should dedicate some time learning about it to be a real webmaster.
9. Imagine This: A Web Without Servers
I hope you will gain knowledge with this list to push your career forward.
If you want more, there are lots of talks — just search for the topic + the word ‘Conf’ so JSConf and ReactConf, …etc.
Thanks for reading!