XT16 - Kris Jenkins: Adventures in User Interfaces

JavaScript is falling down

XT16 - Kris Jenkins: Adventures in User Interfaces

January 20, 2017
Jon Pither

'JavaScript is falling down'. This is the Ukuele tune that Kris Jenkins serenades us with at XT16. JavaScript was great for websites of old, but it is becoming increasingly inadequate for the current generation of thick client apps that we are building today.

Kris states that there's a new wave of languages here to give us hope. These languages bring us better architectures and fresh ways of thinking; that we have an optimistic future ahead of us.

I really enjoyed Kris's talk; in particular a live Elm coding demo where he highlights how joyful it can be to have a simple yet elegant type system on hand to deliver great validation of code and data as well as error messages.