Strange Loop

September 12-14 2019

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Stifel Theatre

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St. Louis, MO

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Declarative APIs in an Imperative World

Declarative UI frameworks have taken over the JavaScript landscape. Which is great, because making assumptions about your application's state is a source of pain, frustration, and bugs. But what happens when you need to glue together imperative APIs with your declarative UI framework?

In this talk, I'll explain problems the Atom Editor team came across when we started using React as our UI framework, as well as the solutions we came up with. We'll discuss how to generalize these patterns to integrate with other imperative APIs you might come across in the wild, such as animation libraries. Finally, we'll explore what we can learn from the history of software trends over time to create a better future together.

Tilde Thurium

Tilde Thurium

Tilde Ann Thurium is an artist, engiqueer, and activist. In previous lives, they have done stints as a florist, a security guard, and a Human Resources wench. In their spare time, they illustrate data structures and algorithms with acrylic paint.