Gleb Bahmutov - Remove the boilerplate

n this talk I will show how to remove lots and lots of unnecessary code from your application. Counter variables, wrapper functions, callbacks - they can all be removed using utility libraries or even built-in JavaScript ES5 language features. In particular I will show how to remove

callbacks and pyramids of doom
extra functions just to massage the arguments
wrapper functions
manual iterations
special emphasis on removing boilerplate code from the unit tests

In each instance there will be a lot less code, but it will be more robust, manageable and simpler to reason about and test.

Gleb Bahmutov is JavaScript ninja, image processing expert and software quality fanatic. After receiving a PhD in computer science from Purdue University, Gleb worked on laser scanners, 3D reconstruction, and panorama-based virtual tours at EveryScape. Later Gleb switched to writing browser data visualization software at MathWorks. After a year, Gleb went back to the startup environment and developed software quality analysis tools at uTest (now Applause).

Today Gleb is developing real-time financial analysis tools at Kensho. He blogs about software development and links his projects at You can follow him and his work @bahmutov.