21-25 July 2021 Online Event
UTC timezone

What's new with JavaScript in GNOME: The 2021 edition

22 Jul 2021, 20:20
40 Minute Presentation Application Development and Deployment


Philip Chimento


This talk is the latest in the yearly series about improvements made in GNOME's JavaScript platform. If you are writing code for a GNOME app or shell extension that uses JavaScript and you want to know how to modernize your code or use new language features, this talk will be interesting for you. If you are curious about the progress made on the garbage collection bug, and what needs to happen before it can be fixed, this talk will be interesting for you. And if you are interested in working on a JavaScript engine and want some ideas for projects to get started with, from beginner through expert level, this talk will definitely be interesting for you!

Author(s) Bio

Philip Chimento is a GNOME contributor, and the maintainer of GNOME's JavaScript bindings. He's also served on the GNOME Foundation board of directors. His day job is being a JavaScript engine developer at Igalia S.L.

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Philip Chimento

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