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A talk proposal for React conf 2016
Import-JS lightning talk proposal
Talk title: Where's that module again?
With JavaScript development becoming more and more modular, keeping track of
your dependencies can be a pain. To import a module you need to know where it is
located in the file system, and with a growing application this will quickly
become a problem. Typing all those "import foo from..." lines can hurt even the
most COLEMAK-savvy people out there. To ease some of that burden, you can
automate the process of importing dependencies through an editor plugin.
Import-JS integrates with your favorite editor and helps you resolve modules
based on variable names. It knows enough about JavaScript, ES6, node modules and
such to turn remembering folder structure and typing import statements a thing
of the past.
In this ligthning talk focused on developer experience, I will demo Import-JS in
action. I will show how it can speed up your development by finding even the
shadiest modules. I'll show how it can be used in VIM, Emacs, and Sublime. And I
will show how you can contribute by integrating Import-JS with your own editor.
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@lencioni lencioni commented Dec 12, 2015

I think in the current iteration of this proposal you miss the opportunity of saying that this tool removes some of the mundane work from working with a modular JS codebase--you mention knowing where modules are, but nothing about the typing involved in managing the list of imported modules. Also, and perhaps this is obvious, it might be worth mentioning that removing these tasks frees the developer up more for working on and thinking about the heart of the problem they are trying to solve.

"Developer experience" or DX was a big trend of React JS Conf Europe and it might be worth dropping that terminology in this proposal.

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@trotzig trotzig commented Dec 13, 2015

Cool, I'll work on this a bit.

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@trotzig trotzig commented Dec 13, 2015

I changed a little and added the thing about not having to type. Thanks for feedbacking on this!

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@lencioni lencioni commented Dec 14, 2015

COLEMAK-savvy

lol! However, COLEMAK shouldn't be in all caps. Same with VIM.

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