FITC Toronto 2016

2016-04-17 00:00:00 2016-04-20 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2016 It's Time to Level Up. Your skills, your connections, your passion: take it all to the next level with FITC Toronto 2016 - a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web dev, media and innovation in creative tech. Toronto FITC Toronto


Today it feels like Javascript tools and libraries are popping like up mushrooms. And just like fungi, if you pick the wrong one, it could lead to some real suffering. From Angular to Zepto, this talk will help you map out the ecosystem and find the good stuff so you can avoid having a bad trip.


The audience will learn how to map out and evaluate tools and libraries in the JS ecosystem

Target Audience

The target audience is JS developers who want to feel a little more sane

Assumed audience knowledge

A working understanding Javascript


Five things you’ll learn

  1. A mental map of the current state of JS development
  2. How to evaluate JS tools & libraries
  3. Alternatives to the big libraries (jQuery, Angular, React, etc)
  4. Awesome lesser known JS tools & libraries
  5. Avoiding JS entirely through alternate languages (TypeScript, ClojureScript, Elm, etc)