Before web workers, everything on the client side took place in a single thread, making it hard to do serious number crunching without blocking UI updates. Now web workers bring multi-threading to the browser.
In this talk, Derek King will cover:
- An in-depth exploration of the API.
- When to use them and how to get the best out of them.
- Where web workers are today, in terms of browser support.
- How to make full use of web workers and manage fall-back to alternatives.
To illustrate some of these aspects, Derek will demonstrate an implementation of an image editor within the browser. There'll be a bit of photography theory and a bit of easel.js. The aim will be to create something truly practical, and a set of adjustments with subjective finesse.
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