Conference Online / August 19th


Phil Nash

Phil Nash Developer Evangelist for Twilio - Australia

Phil is a developer evangelist for Twilio and a Google Developer Expert. He's been in the web industry for more than 10 years building applications and integrating APIs with JavaScript and Ruby. He can be found hanging out at meetups and conferences, playing with new technologies, or writing open source code.

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Talk: JavaScript apps go Int(ernationa)l

In a connected, global world there are a surprising number of problems with formatting text for our users. Did you know how many different ways there are to format a number? Or pluralise a noun? Or display a date? And let's not get into doi ng time zone maths for those dates. Internationalising an app by hand, and doing it correctly, could be a never-ending, full-time job.

The Intl namespace is home to the ECMAScript Internationalization API and contains the solutions to many of our formatti ng problems. In this talk we'll explore the available APIs that can make it easier to build a truly international applic ation.

With Intl we can build apps that cater to all our users, wherever they are, however they write things down.