• Jafar Husain
  • Tech Lead Netflix
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Jafar Husain is Netflix's Cross-Team Technical Lead and has 16 years of experience in the industry. He's currently a member of the TC39, the Javascript standards body designing the next version of JS. He specializes in building web servers and clients using functional reactive programming, and was the first user of the Reactive Extensions Framework. He's also the architect of Falkor, a RESTful data access framework that powers most Netflix clients. A highly-rated speaker, he has spoken about reactive programming at HTML5DevConf, YOW!, QCon, CodeMesh, and given Channel 9 interviews on the subject. He has also authored interactive training software to help developers learn about functional reactive programming.

Session

  • Falcor: One Model Everywhere
  • Time: 11:15am - 12:00pm | Room: YBCA Theater
Imagine how easy building your web application would be if all of your data was available in-memory on the client. Falcor lets you to code that way.

Falcor is the open-source, JS data access framework that powers Netflix. Falcor lets you represent all of your cloud data sources as one virtual JSON model on the server. On the client, Falcor makes it appear as if the entire JSON model is available locally and allows you to access data the same way you would from an in-memory JSON object. Falcor retrieves the model data you request from the cloud on-demand, transparently handling all the network communication and keeping the server and client in sync.

Falcor is not a replacement for your MVC framework, your database, or your application server. Falcor fits seamlessly into your existing stack and lets the layers communicate more efficiently.

Get an inside look at the innovative data platform that powers the Netflix UIs and the new UI design patterns it enables. Learn more how Falcor powers Netflix, and how you can integrate into your existing stack.


Separate Day Long Training


Training Class Async Programming in JS (Wednesday)
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Training Class Async Programming in JS (Thursday)
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Training Class Async Programming in JS (Friday)
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