🎤 Venkat Subramaniam: Metaprogramming in JavaScript

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm EST

Tools, libraries, and frameworks that rely on modern JavaScript heavily make use of metaprogramming capabilities that is relatively new in the language. Much like Java, JavaScrip has a reflection API, but more important, it has the ability to both inject and synthesize methods and properties dynamically. In this presentation we will learn about the metaprogramming API, the benefits it provides, and how to do both method injection and method synthesis.

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at You can reach him by email at or on twitter at @venkat_s.