Level: Introductory to Intermediate
Developer / Code Monkey / Bug Creator
Being a web developer is quite difficult. 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. The tools are now different, the pace ridiculous and the pressure to keep up is high. So be prepared for a day of ASP.NET Core, Azure, node, npm, gulp, webpack, 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 and frameworks 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:
- How web development has changed a lot in the last few years
- However great Visual Studio is, there are tools out that can make life a lot easier
- About the different tools and technologies available to us web developers