CloudDev Clarity | Episode 8 - Introducing Browser Native

Episode 8 of CloudDev Clarity introduces Browser Native; a new series co-hosted by Julie Turner & Bob German for developers about native browser features.

I’m excited to share with you a new series of videos coming to the Voitanos YouTube channel : Browser Native ! Browser Native teaches developers about features that have historically been handled by frameworks and libraries and are now supported natively by modern browsers.

The first two episodes dropped yesterday, including episode 8 of CloudDev Clarity which doubled as the introduction to the series. In that episode, Julie Turner is joined by Microsoft’s Bob German to explain how they came up with the idea and where two of them hope to take it.

You’ll see a new installment of the series released over the next few days covering topics including:

  • arrow functions
  • classes
  • async & await vs. Promises
  • query selectors
  • template literals

What is Browser Native?

Here’s how Bob & Julie explain what Browser Native is all about:

Most web developers use some sort of framework or library for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is to isolate them from browser incompatibilities. However, as browser standards have evolved, and the least compatible browsers have been phased out (we’re looking at you Internet Explorer!), it’s more and more possible to build directly on top of the web browser. This can be helpful in building lighter-weight solutions, removing dependencies on libraries that may be deprecated over time, and in building code that works across browser frameworks and UI libraries. In the Browser Native series, we’ll explore features that are built into all modern browsers that you might have missed if you’ve been working within a particular framework or library. Each episode includes one or more samples where you can see the code and watch it run, so it’s easy to follow along. Please join us as we level up our skills together and learn about powerful capabilities that are browser native!

Julie Turner & Bob German
Julie Turner & Bob German
Co-hosts, Browser Native

Want to learn more? Tune into episode 8 of CloudDev Clarity to hear from Bob & Julie in their own words and share where they’d like to take this series!

Andrew Connell
Microsoft MVP, Full-Stack Developer & Chief Course Artisan - Voitanos LLC.
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a full stack 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 helping you be the best Microsoft 365 full stack developer. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.

Julie Turner
Microsoft MVP, Principal Architect - Sympraxis Consulting
Written by Julie Turner

Julie has been building software on primarily the Microsoft platform for over 20 years. With a degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in microprocessor system design from Worcester Polytechnic Institute she came at software initially from a very low level but quickly realized a love and aptitude for developing rich user experiences and solutions. She worked her way up through internal IT ranks reaching a Director of IT position before realizing more impact could be made in consulting and really focused in on the SharePoint platform in 2007. Since then her focus has been on the SharePoint platform, Office 365, Azure, and client side development. She’s the co-author of the Widget Wrangler JavaScript library and continues to try and help innovate SharePoint and Office 365 solutions for her clients.

Bob German
Cloud Developer Advocate - Microsoft
Written by Bob German

I’m a Partner Technology Architect for Microsoft, where I help partners to be successful with Office 365 development. Prior to rejoining Microsoft, I was a Principal Architect at BlueMetal Architects, where I lead SharePoint development and deployment engagements for enterprise customers. Prior to that, I was an architect for the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston, MA; I also worked for Microsoft Consulting Services building and tuning web sites and other networking solutions.

I’ve been developing on the SharePoint platform since it was called “Site Server”, and am co-author of SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight for Addison-Wesley. I’m a recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for Office Development, and a regular participant in the Office Developer Kitchens and related pre-release program.

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