[.NET@night] 'Building single page apps harder than it looks' by Toran Billups on September 3rd, 2015 at Gravitate sponsored by Beacon Hill

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[.NET@night] 'Building single page apps: harder than it looks' by Toran Billups on September 3rd, 2015 at Gravitate sponsored by Beacon Hill

Building single page apps: harder than it looks

Are you curious about the pros/cons of single page app development? If you're looking for an unbiased /no hype discussion about what it's like to write ambitious javascript apps full time look no further. I'll break down the following concepts in detail as we unveil the hidden complexity of single page app development.

  • Databinding tradeoffs
  • The state of javascript build tools
  • Why client routing is critical
  • The role web components play
  • The human side of single page app development
  • Optimistic rendering for a better user experience
  • Async all the things (intro to the run loop)
  • Promises: the missing primitive
  • The need for models w/ dirty tracking and rollback
  • Testing your frontend (unit/integration/acceptance/selenium)
  • Sharing code across your apps
  • Error handling on the client
  • Keeping up w/ a growing ecosystem
  • Authentication tradeoffs

Toran Billups

Toran Billups is a software professional with a passion for all things javascript. When he isn't debating the tradeoffs of one-way vs two-way databinding you can find him teaching 5th grade students python!

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