In November join us at Runway East where things are all a bit back to front as we present a couple of talks which are a bit more frontend focused.

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Progressive Web Apps: Reasons, Architectures, Strategies and Tools
Talk by Ismael Velasco (50 minutes)

If Google has the web and mobile covered, why would they invest so heavily on a hybrid? If Tinder and Facebook are already benchmarks of success, why would they invest in PWA versions? Why would those of us working on less grandiose projects want to build PWAs? This talk will answer those questions, and give a guided tour of the state of PWAs today in various platforms; architectural issues, cache and design strategies you may need to consider in order to build commercial PWAs; and the tool ecosystem available to you. It will also touch on why you wouldn't build PWAs.

The Web API
Talk by Mike Oram (50 minutes)

The web API has been a vital part of the JavaScript ecosystem for quite some time now, giving us AJAX, window timers and more. With the rise of progressive web apps, the web API's functionality is increasing like never before. To compete with native applications, the web API has some fantastic and powerful new features, with some awesome, and scary results. During this talk we will explore some of the newer web API features, how to use them and more importantly, the risks that they pose.