1. React
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  3. 2019
  4. The Anatomy of a Click

The Anatomy of a Click

Benjamin Gruenbaum at ReactNext 2019

What actually happens when you click your mouse in your browser window? In this talk you'll take a deep dive into how your web browser works and what actually happens when a mouse is clicked. You will also take a deep dive into what browsers do, how events work internally and why. Benjamin will go through how web automation tools like Puppeteer and Selenium simulate user actions, when that goes wrong and why. Ideally at the end of the talk you will have a much deeper understanding of how browsers dispatch events and could utilize that knowledge to write better front-end code.