Next meetup on November 16th

The parallel future of the browser

Lin Clark


The browser needs to get faster. The first browser was created almost 30 years ago. Since then, the browser has moved from its past as a simple document viewer towards a future as a fully-featured application platform. But those applications are testing the limits of current browsers, especially on devices like smartphones. To support those applications, browsers need to adapt to modern hardware… they need to go parallel.

In this talk, I explain how the browser works today. I’ll share what browser vendors need to do over the next few years to ensure their browsers (and the web itself) meet the upcoming demands.

A merry story of Merry, a merry http framework

Irina Shestak


Your backend application should be about patterns you can create and follow. Introducing Merry -- a small, cute streaming HTTP framework, with a simple router and middleware solutions. This tiny wrapper around HTTP handles the basics, and lets you create composable solutions for your backend needs.

In this talk, we will cover some of Merry's internals and simple patterns you can use for logging, performance monitoring, and error handling that you can take away to your own backend applications, regardless of the framework you use. 🌊 ⛵️ 🌊.