Refreshments and sandwiches from 18:00.
Developing large apps is difficult. Ensuring that code is consistent, well structured, tested, maintainable and has an architecture that encourages enhancement is essential. When it comes to large server-focused apps, solutions to this problem have been tried and tested. But with the ongoing dramatic shift of functionality into the browser, how do you achieve this when building Front-End Web Apps?
In this talk we’ll cover the signs to watch out for as your HTML5 SPA grows. We'll provide examples of some of the tooling types that can contribute to - as well as ease - the growing pains. Finally, we’ll demonstrate how tooling can be used to support a set of conventions, practices and principles that enable a productive developer workflow where the first line of code is feature code, features can be developed in isolation, code conflicts are avoided by grouping assets by feature and features are composed into apps.
The demonstrations will use the BladeRunnerJS open source developer toolkit, but the concepts are widely applicable.
Phil Leggetter is a member of the team working on the BladeRunnerJS open source project. His interests include developer experience and productivity and realtime web technologies.