4 Questions 4: Simon Tadros (JSConf Beirut)

Next up, another 4Q4. This time we go outside of Europe, to Lebanon.

1. When I first met you, you were still mainly into PHP. When did you leave that behind and why?

It’s not about leaving behind. PHP is a great programming language and it’s open source. It all started with a hello world, exploring Node.js and I was impressed by the node package manager and libraries available, especially those connecting to IoT.

2. You are organizing a JSConf in Beirut in February. What do you think will be the highlights of the program there?

JS is not well spread among Lebanese devs. Here the majority of developer use PHP, JQuery, some native JS. So it’s gonna be like a big introduction to front end stacks, like Angular and React, intro to Node.js, the Ionic framework on mobile and robotics. However, we will also push some advanced topics.

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