GOTO 2020 • Did We(b Development) Lose the Right Direction? • Stefan Judis

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia November 2020. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia
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Stefan Judis - Frontend Dev., Coffee Addict & Open Source Programmer

ABSTRACT
Keeping up with the state of web technology is one of the biggest challenges for us developers today. We invent new tools; we define new best practices, everything’s new, always... And we do all that for a good user experience! We do all that to build the best possible web – it’s all about our users.
But is it, really? Or do developers like to play with technology secretly loving the new and shiny? Or do we only pretend that it’s about users, and behind closed doors, it’s developer experience that matters to us? Did we lose direction? Is it time for a critical look at the state of the web and the role JavaScript [...]

TIMECODES
00:00 Intro
00:53 The state of web development 10 years ago
07:20 How can it be so easy to mess up?
15:15 Universal JS apps for content-sites
19:15 What's the enhancement in the wild?
20:36 Does this architecture improve UX?
22:15 Are app frameworks apps after all?
24:03 "Benefits" of client-side routing
26:46 The foundation of the web
30:57 The web loses quality
34:23 Complexity is king! (but what for?)
39:56 Outro

Download slides and read the full abstract here:
https://gotopia.eu/november-2020/sessions/1642/did-we-b-development-lose-the-right-direction

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