Speaker: Peter van der Zee
This year js officially becomes jailbait. And even though there is a lot of work in the field, the number of solid tools available to js devs is pretty limited. How many decent IDE's do you know about? Now try other languages. Why has there been so much work in pretty much every popular language except for js? Even though js is one of the most popular lanugages around. Because it's dynamic? Oh sure, the dynamic aspect of the language has some major pitfalls for IDE's, but it's not all hopeless. There is a lot of information to infer. And whether this information is solid or weak, it doesn't matter. The aim of the game is to help the coder, you!
I'd like to show you why creating tools for js is not that difficult. Why the field is lacking in tools. And why, even though you shouldn't rely on tools, they really do make your life much easier. I will use my tool, Zeon.js, as an example on how you can create such tools. I will showcase some simple tricks of getting information from your source and how it can help you be more productive. We might not have the static run through type checking of, say, Java or C, but we can sure get a long way of spotting errors before actually running the code.