Building Front End Applications at Scale
Submitted by Nidhi Sadanand (@nidhisadanand) on Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Section: Full talk Technical level: Intermediate
Building large scale applications requires careful thought about choice of framework and tools from a development to deployment perspective. One needs to look at how components will be reused, configurations that can be customized per environment , make descisions as to wether the app needs to be server rendered or client rendered or maybe a combination of both. This talk outlines the various goals building and deploying a large scale web application.
The ideas and frameworks suggested in this talk are based on Walmarts journey of migrating from monolithic app architecture to a micro app based development model. This talk will also lean into Walmart’s front end teams’ learnings on what to do vs what not to do.
1. What scale means - taking an example of Walmart Scale
2. Development Goals
3. Build and Deployment Goals
4. Performance Goals
5. Frameworks to acheive this
6. Electrode as a platform
Nidhi Sadanand is a Distinguished Engineer at WalmartLabs in charge of Customer Experience for certain parts of the Walmart’s eCommerce site experience such as Online Returns, Pharmacy and Vertical Experiences. She has 18 years of industry experience working as full stack engineer in domains such as Gaming, Banking and Retail. She is passionate about rich client experience and scalable distributed backend systems.