Airbnb Tech Talks 2012

Spike will discuss how his team built the frontend architecture necessary to support Airbnb's latest rich-client JavaScript app: Wish Lists. Built on top of Backbone.js and Handlebars, Wish Lists is an example of the new generation of single-page apps that is taking the web by storm. He will share how the team tackled a number of issues with this modern approach, including internationalization, client-side rendering, HTML5 pushState, cross-domain API, composite views, and memory management. He will also share his latest research into the holy grail for rich JavaScript apps -- DRY client-server rendering -- and why Airbnb is moving from Rails to Node.js.

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