RU / Day 2 / 12:30 / Track 3

Our life is full of stories and each of us can tell something our own or someone else's, it doesn't matter: the main thing is to make it interesting and beautiful. Someone's stories will be funny, someone's sad or even tragic. But all these stories have an exposition, storyline, plot, colorful episodes and of course a climactic scene and denouement. It looks like interesting people are interesting storytellers. But is this always true?

In modern literature studies, we use the term "chronotope": a certain regular relationship of spatiotemporal coordinates. Chronotopes differ depending on the genre of the work but at the same time typical canons stand out. Despite that not every programmer is familiar with this term, we are all familiar with the concept itself "from the inside": after building the application logic we describe chronotope. Even the small story can be full of unexpected intrigues, majestic crystal castles, and creepy dungeons. Since we are all "dreamers-artists" when looking at each other's "paintings" we can see "flaws": and someones feels as "tiny" might others feel "huge".

The built-in "sense of beauty" allows us to choose the preferred technologies. The most of us strive to key ideas and basic concepts, for example as in "The Glass Bead Game" of (Hermann Hesse). And then the most humane ones begin to "break their fall" in such places where naive user can face with unexpected plot twist because we all remember how it ends. This is the story about Legacy, errors, and climax. We’ll come up with a denouement too...

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Viktor Vershansky

Backend consultant developer advocate combining positions at uKit Group (Russia). JavaScript [ spicy ] practice user and Evangelist. Former Project Manager and Systems Analyst. Former university lecturer at Economy. Musician, Dreamer, Teapot System Administrator.

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Dmitry Makhnev

He was a developer at JUG Ru Group. LongestJS organizer. He has been in web development for more than 10 years and often wrote HTML on Java. Loves good talks, Dadaism, tests, and Dart.