Web Client

VST01 Front-end Web Development in 2017 for the Front-endally Challenged Microsoft Developer


9:15am - 10:30am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Chris Klug

Senior Software Developer


Front-end development for the web has changed a lot in the last few years - a LOT! Not necessarily for the better if you ask some, but at least to something different. With the relatively slow cadence in releases of Visual Studio, a lot of VS users have missed out on this shift. A lot of them still use NuGet for client-side resources and the ASP.NET Web Optimization Framework for bundling and minification. And even though this definitely works, and might even work very well, these are things that are changing.

In this talk, you will get a walkthrough of the tools and technologies all front-end developing code monkeys should be aware of. Not necessarily use, but at least be aware of. Having that said, you will not get a list of them in this abstract, as they are likely to have changed by the time this talk is actually presented.

You will learn about the different tools that a front-end developer needs to know today, such as Gulp, Webpack, npm, node etc.