Strange Loop

GPU Programming Crash Course

JavaScript notoriously began life as a quirky rush-job built under duress and the shadow of Java. It has evolved through 17 years of valuable lead-user library and web application construction, plus growing attention from browser vendors and the governing "Ecma" standards body, into a popular and fast dynamic programming language.

JS has also become the only candidate in sight for the needed role of safe, cross-browser, low-to-mid-level object file format for the Web, with dozens of programming languages compiling to it and its browser runtime APIs.

I will demonstrate the latest language extensions being standardized as ES6, and show how surprisingly efficient a modern JavaScript virtual machine can do running non-trivial programs written in languages such as C++ compiled to JS.

Kashif Rasul

Kashif Rasul