Hello from Nordic.js,
I am happy to write from one of the most important web-development conferences in Scandinavia. The event takes places in Stockholm this year and the first day is already over. Most people join this conference with their colleagues and we should surely say that the organisation is quite international. For those, who has no idea about what Nordic.js is, I copied down some intro-text from event’s official website:
And here is a picture from the opening session!
One of the most important metrics to measure the quality of a conference is to see how much you are able to remember after the event. So, I list down some of the memorable experiences that I got here on my first day.
Sacha Greif publicly shared the 2017 survey results for the first time at Nordic.js event and one of the results there particularly caught my attention. We recently started a training program on Angular, but his survey indicates that Vue.js library makes a visible move into Angular’s territory. People migrate from Angular to Vue.js because of complexity issues.
Tomasz Ducin’s Advice on Asynchronous Calls
Ducin‘s session had additional importance for me and my colleagues, because we got a lot to do with asynchronous calls on one of our major products. He mentioned the critical differences between the functions such as .all(…), .race(…), .any(…), .some(…).
And Ducin’s advice at the end of his speech is worth to remember:
For a single async operation, a promise is enough.
For a combination of different operations – use async await.
But if something is repetitive – make it an observable stream.
I’d rather listing some of the other important experiences and information that I got today:
- I’d like to heartily congratulate Nordic.js organisers for helping us meet Leonie Watson who helped us think and care more about accessibility issues of blind users. Thanks to her speech Accessibilty Object Model is in my to-study list now.
- Rachel Andrew‘s presentation on CSS/Grid issues made me write down a lot of notes. Learning that fr unit may replace percentage in width/height attribute was a privilege. And here is a quote from her speech: ‘Feature queries will be your new best friend’.
Summary of the day
The first day was full of ideas, networking and information exchange. The organisation is neat and things happen timely. I am definitely not impressed by the food, but that was expected 🙂
Sercan Leylek / Stockholm