[plt-scheme] Vancouver Lisp Users Group meeting for September - Client-side continuations for web programming

From: Bill Clementson (billclem at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Sep 11 10:00:37 EDT 2006

Hi all,

Last month, Marc Battyani spoke about his framework for web application
development. His framework generates Javascript to send updates to the
server after any field on an HTML page is changed by a user and to
automatically refresh fields on copies of the same data. This month's
meeting will also be discussing Javascript generation but with a
different twist: James Wright will be discussing the use of a
lisp-based program transformer to provide continuations in Javascript
for asynchronous operations in the browser.

Here's the "official" meeting notice:

Topic: Client-side continuations for web programming
Presenter: James Wright
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Time: 7pm - 10pm (or whenever)
Venue: Think!, 4512 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
Summary: Jwacs (Javascript With Advanced Continuation Support) is a
program transformer written in Lisp that converts an extended
Javascript syntax to regular Javascript. The extended syntax provides
the ability to capture and resume first-class continuations. James
Wright will present jwacs and some of its uses for web programming.
He'll also give an overview of how jwacs works and what advantages come
from implementing it in Lisp.

See you there!

Bill Clementson

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