Web Unleashed 2014
Web Dev
  • 2014-09-17 00:00:00 2014-09-18 00:00:00 America/Toronto Web Unleashed 2014 Toronto FITC
  • Toronto

Presentation

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Overview

In the last couple of years, Backend As A Service (e.g. firebase, parse, kinvey) and friends (e.g. Zapier, Hull, UserApp, swiftype, filepicker.io) have made it possible for front-end developers to create applications without writing back-end code. When these services are combined with a thick client JavaScript application, the front-end is placed in the driver’s seat. The front-end drives application logic, user management, data storage, and – hopefully in the future – payments. This talk will be about the What-Why-How and Not Yet of building Front-end Driven Applications.

Objective

Educate developers about the front-end-first approach to building applications with no back-end, just back-end services.

Target Audience

Front-end developers who want to create real applications without learning about back-end development.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Front-end developers who have HTML, CSS and JavaScript knowledge and build front-end applications.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. What is a Front-end Driven Application
  2. Why create a Front-end Driven Application
  3. How to create a Front-end Driven Application
  4. What back-end service tools are available for creating Front-end Driven Applications
  5. What obstacles still stand in the way of building Front-end Driven Applications