Web Unleashed 2014

2014-09-17 00:00:00 2014-09-18 00:00:00 America/Toronto Web Unleashed 2014 If you’re a front-end developer, or aspire to be one, then you know how quickly the space changes. By attending Web Unleashed, you will get up-to-date on the skills to push you ahead in your career. You’ll also have the opportunity to network and share ideas… Toronto FITC Toronto


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.


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