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  • Anant Narayanan
  • Developer Evangelist, Firebase
  • Twitter | Github

I’m a longtime JS hacker and a fan of the web!

I worked at Mozilla Labs on a wide range of projects like Firefox Sync, the Add-On SDK, Open Web Apps and Firefox OS. I also represented Mozilla at the W3C and IETF, and most recently worked on defining and implementing a suite of JS APIs for real-time communication on the web (WebRTC).

I currently work at Firebase, which provides an easy-to-use JS library for data synchronization, aimed primarily at developers writing real-time apps.


  • Building JS APIs for Browsers
  • Time: Wednesday @ 2:30pm | Room E-133

There are an increasing number of web browsers on desktop and mobile OSes, and while most of them support modern JavaScript, there are many subtle gotchas that anyone building a JS API will need to be aware of. We'll cover some of the important differences between the major browsers, and give tips on how best to handle incompatibilities that you will inevitably encounter.


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