Episode 44 / 2019.06.24
Andrew Welch, Patrick Harrington, Marion Newlevant, Matt Stein
#svelte #javascript #frontend

In this episode we have on Rich Har­ris, the cre­ator the Svelte JavaScript frame­work. Rich leads us through the new Svelte 3.0 release, and how it moves away from a tra­di­tion­al JavaScript frame­work into a JavaScript frame­work compiler.

This means you don’t end up ship­ping a mono­lith­ic frame­work, but rather only the JavaScript need­ed to do the thing. You might even call it svelte.

We got on to dis­cuss how this change in mind­set allows for greater per­for­mance in areas that mat­ter, and that React isn’t actu­al­ly reac­tive but Svelte is! We talk about how his back­ground in doing data visu­al­iza­tion at var­i­ous major new orga­ni­za­tions (now the New York Times) influ­enced Svelte. 

Real­ly an intrigu­ing con­ver­sa­tion even if you use anoth­er JavaScript frame­work, or don’t use one at all! No mus­tach­es were harmed dur­ing this production.

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