Andrew Connell

The Future of JavaScript is (almost) Now

Over the last three weeks I've had the opportunity to speak at there absolutely fantastic conferences: SharePoint Evolutions in London, Microsoft's Build in San Francisco & Microsoft's Ignite in Chicago. At each of these conferences, virtually all of my sessions were along the lines of one of two themes: JavaScript & related technologies (like Angular or TypeScript) or Office 365. One thing I said a few times over the last few weeks in these sessions was how I've almost entirely switched sides to doing virtually everything with JavaScript. From my client-side web apps (in Angular) to server-side web apps (in Node.js / io.js), to my build process (in gulp) and I can't wait to try xPlatform desktop apps like Visual Studio Code or Slack have done using Electron. While JavaScript has been around for many many years, it's rise in popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. As you've been reading this, I'm sure another bunch of JavaScript libraries have been released. For me, I'm sold... I've been meaning to write a series of blog posts why I'm such a fan and have made the switch as well as HOW I made the switch from a traditional server-side dev. But until...

Over the last three weeks I’ve had the opportunity to speak at there absolutely fantastic conferences: SharePoint Evolutions in London , Microsoft’s Build in San Francisco & Microsoft’s Ignite in Chicago .

At each of these conferences, virtually all of my sessions were along the lines of one of two themes: JavaScript & related technologies (like Angular or TypeScript) or Office 365.

One thing I said a few times over the last few weeks in these sessions was how I’ve almost entirely switched sides to doing virtually everything with JavaScript. From my client-side web apps (in Angular ) to server-side web apps (in Node.js / io.js ), to my build process (in gulp ) and I can’t wait to try xPlatform desktop apps like Visual Studio Code or Slack have done using Electron .

While JavaScript has been around for many many years, it’s rise in popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. As you’ve been reading this, I’m sure another bunch of JavaScript libraries have been released. For me, I’m sold… I’ve been meaning to write a series of blog posts why I’m such a fan and have made the switch as well as HOW I made the switch from a traditional server-side dev.

But until then I wanted to bring your attention to a pretty good piece on SD Times by Rob Marvin. He interviewed a few people, including myself & Marc Anderson on our thoughts in the space. It’s a long piece, but a great read… take a look: SD Times: The future of JavaScript is (almost) now

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.