2014/Tales from the Trenches: Battling Browser Bugs for "Fun" and -Non-Profit

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Web development used to be HARD. You basically had to rewrite your code for every new browser you wanted to support. But with modern browsers and libraries like jQuery, those dark days are over. Or are they? We pushed the limits of what the web can do while building VisualEditor (the new editor for Wikipedia) and found plenty of hilarious, insane, amazing and horrifying bugs in browsers even in 2014. All we needed to do was poke around in some unusual places.

Speaker: Roan Kattouw

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presented at 1000 24 jun 2014 in room B301 to 22 humans

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