Spotlight Front-End

2014-11-29 00:00:00 2014-11-30 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight Front-End   7 of our top speakers. All new presentations After the recent success of Web Unleashed 2014, we invited back some of the most popular and highly rated speakers to present at this special Spotlight event. Each of our speakers will be presenting BRAND NEW PRESENTATIONS… Toronto FITC Toronto



Is your head spinning from the firehose of front-end tools, work flows, task runners, libraries, frameworks, MV*, and opinions? Not sure where or how to start? Need a broader introduction to how a JS application is built? Let’s take a step back and examine the building blocks of a modern front-end JS application, free from dogma. In this talk I’ll be speaking abstractly about the components a front-end engineer should consider when architecting a front-end JS application.

Rough outline.

* Select a developers project management tool for code projects
* Select a bug tracking system
* Select version control system and host
* devise a branching/tagging strategy
* Define devices, platforms, browser engines where application will run. If the app will run offline. If the application will need Internationalization/localization.
* Verify data API, it’s documentation, how to request updates, and plan cross domain strategy if needed
* Possibly select local server / staging server / production server stack (or very least how to run/serve your code, everywhere it will live e.g. a mobile app)
* Select package managers
* Dependency monitoring services
* Determine coding style/conventions/quality rules and enforce it
* html, css, and js linting/hinting
* editor/IDE configurations
* hooks
* Select build tool / task runner
* Define & select application structure & tools
* Dependency Management
* MV* (router, views, models, layout)
* CSS, HTML, JS frameworks/libraries
* Determine deployment strategy (e.g. CI, app stores etc..)
* Select a testing automation service to run tests across your supported devices, platforms, and browser engines
* Select unit testing solution(s)
* Test Runner
* Code Coverage
* TDD/BDD/ or just write unit tests
* hooks
* Select code complexity reporting/analysis solution(s)
* Select integration testing solution(s)
* Select functional testing solution(s)
* Select error monitoring solution(s)
* Select user monitoring solution(s)
* Select site monitoring / performance monitoring solution(s)
* Select site analytics solution(s)
* Determine SEO strategy
* Determine security model (https, multifactor authentication etc…)
* Select a CDN
* Write documentation explaining everything you decided, why you decided it, how it functions, and how it all fits together


Educate front-end engineers about the common components used to architect modern front-end applications.

Target Audience

Front-end developers and those back-end developers who are making the transition to front-end application development.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Front-end skills and application development experience.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. The definition of a front-end JavaScript application
  2. The components used to architect a front-end JavaScript application
  3. A broad understanding of each component
  4. A real world example of each component
  5. Insights into architecting the components together