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Building for Speed: Lego-like Blocks in JS
Developer Developer Day
Ort: Hall 7.A - 08.11.23, 15:30 - 08.11.23, 16:00 (Europe/Brussels) (30 Minuten)
Building for Speed: Lego-like Blocks in JS
Géry Debongnie
Developer bei Odoo
Géry Debongnie
Developer bei Odoo

Gery Debongnie is an accomplished software developer with extensive expertise in JavaScript. He has played a pivotal role in Odoo codebase, starting even before it was called Odoo. Géry is not only known for his contributions to projects like the Owl UI framework, the Odoo web client, and the Odoo spreadsheet application but also for his leadership as the head of the JavaScript framework team.


Implementing a modern UI framework is a very interesting challenge: it is quite difficult to provide

a robust set of APIs that is also performant. Many popular frameworks such as React or Vue chose

to use a virtual DOM as an underlying rendering method.


Odoo own framework, Owl, is also based on a virtual dom, but with an additional twist: instead of manipulating

the DOM element by element, it works with a much larger unit (the "block"). In this talk, we will explain what

a virtual DOM is, why it is useful, and how block virtual DOMs are the next evolutionary step in rendering

technologies.