JS Party JS Party #204

JavaScript will kill you in the Apocalypse

Salma Alam-Naylor joins us this week to share her thesis that JavaScript is best in moderation, and is a liability when creating performant, resilient, and accessible web applications. Salma says we’re drunk on JavaScript, and it’s time we learn how to leverage this powerful web primitive to enhance our web experiences, alongside HTML and CSS, instead of purely relying on JavaScript to completely run the show.


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Copenhagen, Denmark

Computer programmer, runner, LEGO builder, powernapper and father of 2 boys all squeezed in the few hours available.

2021-12-07T18:59:04Z ago

I found this episode very interesting being a product manager, who transferred from a developer role myself. I have had to learn a lot along the way, I have mad a plethora of mistakes and I have failed on many occasions - one of the things I find the hardest is how to decide on how deep to go on tech?

I have been thinking about this problem for a long time and I have come to the conclusion that the reason why I find this very hard is due to the fact that I have not changed workplaces, I have just changed roles, so I am one the original developers of much of our code, meaning I am go-to guy for a lot of things (which is good if you are product manager), but my ambitions and plans for the software are still low-level and very technology centric.

Any reflections or perspectives on this problem or tips on how to and where to make the separation would be most welcome

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