From Browser Wars to Framework Wars
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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The browser wars of the web's early years are over, but now a new front has opened in the age-old battle for web dominance. 

An explosion of innovation in web technologies has seen a dizzying bombardment of new JavaScript frameworks, supporting tools, test harnesses and build processes thrown at the long suffering web developer, who as ever is caught in the crossfire. Adding to the barrage is the evolution of JavaScript itself, with ES2015 and ES2016 radically changing the language, the frameworks, and even the browsers themselves.

This BCS South West talk by Dr Mike Evans puts into context these new technologies, showing how the likes of AngularJS, ReactJS, Babel, and transpilation have become the new front in the war of the web. It explains how web technologies have broken out of the browser and are now shaping everything from app development, server development, and even programming language design. It concludes with some hard-won strategies for rising above the battles, and developing web apps productively amidst the chaos of this next web war.

About the speaker

Dr Mike Evans is a seasoned web developer, former academic, and a passionate supporter of the web. After doing a PhD on web technologies and lecturing for ten years at the University of Reading, he's worked ever since on web app development. Among other projects, he's helped build BSkyB's new Sky Go Web app using AngularJS; Marks & Spencer's checkout and payments page; and the BBC's new stream-based news feature on the BBC News website. He's currently working on the web app for the Hive connected thermostat using a frantic mix of ReactJS, AngularJS, NodeJS, ES2015 and ES2016, which hasn't even been defined yet.

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