Drew Machat leads Alley’s Emerging Technologies team. In this post, he describes his two main takeaways from major Javascript conferences last week in San Francisco.

On functional programming:

Functional style does not solve all the problems of highly complex UIs, but it can go a long way to reducing the headaches caused by two way data binding and mutable state.

On Javascript outside of the browser:

…the browser may now be the worst place for Javascript, because, as people are beginning to realize, there are two other parts of the browser that actually serve to get in the way more than anything. CSS and the DOM are mute, static players in a game that is moving much faster than they are.

Read more of Drew’s post here .

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