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JSJ 453: Debugging Third Party JavaScript with Ben Vinegar

October 13th, 2020  •  51 mins 27 secs  •  Download (59.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Many websites these days have to deal with the reality of incorporating third-party scripts. These could be tracking scripts or analytics or monitoring, or even scripts that add explicit features to a site, such as chat. Regardless of the purpose, such scripts add complexity and overhead, and can interfere with the proper operation of the site. In this episode Ben Vinegar, VP of engineering at Sentry, joins the panel to discuss the complexities and implications of third-party scripts, both from the perspective of website developers, as well as from the perspective of the developers creating such scripts.