Web Development in 2018

Web Development in 2018


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Being a web developer is hard! Very hard! The world around us change at a pace that would make most people dizzy! And if you are in the Microsoft space, and using Visual Studio, the release cadence of the IDE is WAY too slow to keep up. Even if it is getting a lot better. So you have to go outside your comfort zone and look at other tools. 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 frameworks and look at non-Microsoft things. 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 a few years doing other things…cough…Silverlight…cough… What he returned to was a lot different to what he had left! The tools were different, the pace ridiculous and the pressure to keep up high. But he also found a new passion for front-end web development! Something he wants to share with you during this session! So be prepared for an hour of ASP.NET Core, node, npm, webpack, TypeScript and more!

Hopefully you will walk out with an urge to explore these new things, or potentially a loathing for web development. Either way, you will have probably have a new way of looking at web development!