GlueCon is always one of my favorite times of year. GlueCon 2016 did not disappoint.
The conference is held between Denver and Boulder, in Broomfield Colorado. It’s a majestic location for the conference, with the beginning of the Rocky Mountains in the background. Although I usually see Denver during the winter, in ski season, the summer view is remarkable. If you get a chance to visit, go to Boulder and take one of the mountain trails, then stop for dinner on the way back. You won’t regret it.
GlueCon is a developer conference for developers. It’s one of those “no need for the basics” conferences where complex ideas are shared, and the latest technology can be put out to the test. What I really love is that demos don’t have to be perfect, and the more complex your talk, the more the audience really likes it.
That’s good, because details are where I’m best.
This year at GlueCon I decided to present something a little different. Usually we talk about something related directly to an SAP product. But, this time, I thought it was time to talk about a technology challenge. It’s one that we face when building on SAP – especially with SAP UI5 or OpenUI5, but it still strikes at all the web developers out there.
But it didn’t work.
And this works, sort of. Multiple iterations have now given us some very powerful tools to work with. Developers, however, aren’t aware of these tools. And so they continue to write code that runs in the GUI thread, and it causes the browser response time to look, well, pretty bad.
I’m working on an entire series of blogs about this topic – to mirror my talk. Watch for those on our new blog platform. I’ll update this post as they become available.
Did they like it?
The slides are now up on SlideShare. Feel free to email me – Jonathan.Baker@sap.com – if you have any questions, or would like a presentation for your company – I’m more than happy to share.
Thanks where thanks are due
I also want to thank our support team from SAP. Both Helena Losada, and Laurien Lummer, were both a huge help in getting everything set up and pulling the logistics together. And, as you can see, they also brought the kegerator! (Root beer, and it was delicious.)
I hope to see you all at GlueCon 2017. It’s definitely worth it!