Monthly Archives: October 2014

FoWA London 2014 Notes: Zach Holman on Move Fast and Break Nothing

Notes from Zach Holman, Move Fast and Break Nothing, 1 October 2014 Speaker Slides Not breaking things Mark Zuckerberg has moved away from ‘move fast and break things’ Moving fast = better product because you see what works and it … Continue reading

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FoWA London 2014 Notes: Rob Dudley on Front-End Automation Tools

Notes from Rob Dudley, Rocket-Powered Ramp Up with Front-end Automation Tools, 1 October 2014 Speaker Slides Pre-requisites: node.js and npm Bower Front-end package manager (getting contained consistent copies – technically app store is a package manager) Has search command, also … Continue reading

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FoWA London 2014 Notes: James Turner on How to Build Front-End Web Apps that Scale

Notes from James, How to Build Front-end Web Apps that Scale, 1 October 2014 What’s a large-scale JS app? Quote from Addy Osmani, Patterns for Large-Scale JavaScript Application Architecture Large amounts of code Complexity e.g. GMail – Large SPA, complex … Continue reading

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FoWA London 2014 Notes: Camille Baldock on Telling Stories with APIs

Notes from Camille Baldock, Telling Stories with APIs, 1 October 2014 Speaker Slides Kindle API is based on book – book, chapters, pages (nested resources) “What is the user need?” User need 1: child reading cares about events and characters … Continue reading

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FoWA London 2014 Notes: Kirsten Hunter on Irresistible APIs

Notes from Kirsten Hunter, Designing Irresistible APIs, 30 September 2014 Speaker Slides API should be a first-class product; without API you get code duplication. Etsy did API first. Why have an API Mobile/market penetration – good reason to have API, … Continue reading

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FoWA London 2014 Notes: Wim Godden on Caching

Notes from Wim Godden, When Dynamic Becomes Static – The Next Step in Web Caching Techniques, 30 September 2014 Speaker Slides The journey Original HTML: static Old-school dynamic: rebuild every time Dynamic: cache Dynamic content in static: separate caches in … Continue reading

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FoWA London 2014 Notes: Bruce Lawson on Web+

Notes from Bruce Lawson, Web+: Can the Web Win the War Against Native Without Losing its Soul?, 30 September 2014 Speaker Slides There’s more engagement with apps than websites. 86% of mobile web accounted for by apps. Why? Connecting offline … Continue reading

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Future of Web Apps London 2014

This week I was delighted to attend the London Future of Web Apps conference again. I’ve listed the presentations I attended below; I’ll add hyperlinks as I post my notes on each one. Tuesday Bruce Lawson, Web+: Can the Web … Continue reading

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