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All you EVER wanted to know about client-side frameworks
Submitted by Dheeraj Kumar (@codepodu) on Thursday, 11 July 2013
Section: Full talk Technical level: Beginner
At the end of this session, you will be able to -
- Decide if you need a client side framework.
- Decide a complete client-side tech stack, tailored for your use case.
- Start writing small client-side components that provide rich interactivity within your large web app.
- Start writing full-blown single page apps.
- Start using Backbone, Angular, Ember in your everyday work.
- Do all the above in a test-driven way.
"Do I need a client-side MV*?"
"When do I need a client-side MV*?"
"I already have a large app, I don't want to rewrite it. What should I do?"
"Which one do I choose? There are so many!"
"Should I go for Backbone? Foursquare uses it!"
"Should I go for Angular? Google uses it!"
"Should I go for Ember? Discourse uses it!"
"Should I go for X? It's the new hotness!"
"I've never written tests, isn't it very difficult to learn?"
"Why should I write tests for my client-side app? It takes too much time!"
Sure, you can google about all these right now, read a bunch of blog posts, and you'd think you're done, you're ready to choose a framework for your next project.
But no, you'll still be as confused as before.
Come, ask and learn all you EVER wanted to, about client-side frameworks.
Take a piece of paper.
Write down every single question that you want answered about client-side MV* frameworks.
Bring that, and an open mind :)
Hi, I'm Dheeraj Kumar.
Things were good.
I've had those 'some bits' grow into a mass of twisted spaghetti jQuery.
I've faced bugs, regressions and product launch delays.
I've rewritten small parts of the app to use a client-side framework.
I've used Backbone, Angular and Ember.
I've tested with Jasmine and Mocha.
I know how awesome they are.