Being a web developer is hard! Very hard! The world around us changes at a pace that would make most people dizzy! And if you are in the Microsoft space, and using Visual Studio for example, the release cadence of the IDE is WAY too slow to keep up. You really have to go outside your comfort zone and locate other tools that can help you. Tools that will do what you want, but will still work together with your existing tools. You will probably also have to leave your Microsoft path and look at non-Microsoft technologies and frameworks. Something that can be a bit scary to be honest… But you might be surprised by what you find!
A few years ago, Chris Klug returned to web development after doing other things… cough… Silverlight… cough… What he returned to was very different to what he had left! The tools were different, the pace ridiculous, and the pressure to keep up was high. But he also found a new passion for front-end web development! Something he wants to share with you during this workshop! So be prepared for a day of ASP.NET Core, node, npm, webpack, Sass, TypeScript, and more!
This workshop is intended for developers who find themselves a bit overwhelmed by today’s web, and the tools and technologies they see emerging around them. Throughout the day, you will see different tools, techniques, and technologies that will make your life as a front-end web developer easier, faster, or better! Hopefully you will walk out with an urge to explore these new things, or potentially, a loathing for web development. Either way, you will probably have a new way of looking at web development!
You will learn:
- What technologies and languages are used for web development today
- What the “new” tools do, and when to use them
- A general foundation about modern web development, and why it is many steps in the right direction compared to previous years