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Wednesday, June 2 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Aligning Node.js with the Web Platform - James M Snell, NearForm

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There's always been an argument that Node.js is not a Web Browser and therefore shouldn't act like one, and while that's true in many respects, there's still significant benefit in ensuring that JavaScript that works in the browser works the same way on the server. In recent years a great deal of effort has gone into aligning Node.js with the Web Platform, including implementation of the WHATWG URL API, TextEncoder, Intl, and more. Node.js 15 has moved even closer with the addition of EventTarget, AbortController, and the Web Crypto API. This talk will introduce developers to the new Web Platform superpowers that are now built in to Node.js and pull the curtain back on ongoing efforts for what may be coming in the near future.

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James M Snell

Head of Research, NearForm
James is the Head of Research at NearForm and a core contributor to Node.js. He's been responsible for many of the larger contributions to the runtime including the WHATWG URL parser, the initial HTTP/2 implementation, adding the Web Crypto API, and more. He's been contributing to... Read More →

Wednesday June 2, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT