Session Details

Understanding Functions and "this" in the World of ES2018  

Level :
Beginner
Date :
3:45 PM Saturday
Room :
Town Square A
Track :
JavaScript
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Presentation

The "this" keyword has long been a source of confusion, and new features added to JavaScript in recent years have muddled the picture even more. This talk will walk you through the details of how "this" works in the context of modern JavaScript. We'll cover the differences between function declarations, function expressions, arrow functions, object-shorthand function notation, and class fields, as well as best practices when integrating with other ES2015+ goodies.

The Speaker(s)

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Bryan Hughes

Bryan Hughes is a technical evangelist at Microsoft, long-time member of the Node.js and NodeBots communities, and tech activist. Bryan is the creator of Raspi IO which provides Raspberry Pi support for the Johnny-Five JavaScript robotics library. Bryan also created Raver Lights, a distributed wireless lighting system designed for festivals, and Request Inspector, a Node.js performance diagnostics tool. Outside of tech, Bryan is an amateur photographer, occasional writer, a once upon a time pianist, and a wine aficionado.
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