Did We(b Development) Lose the Right Direction? • Stefan Judis • GOTO 2021

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This presentation was recorded at GOTO Copenhagen 2021. #GOTOcon #GOTOcph
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Stefan Judis - Senior Team Manager on Developer Relations at Contentful

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 plays in it? Hear out what Stefan has to say about it [...]

TIMECODES
00:00 Intro
01:45 The state of web development 10 years ago
08:27 How can it be so easy to mess up?
17:13 Universal JS apps for content-sites
21:32 What's the enhancement in the wild?
23:12 Does this architecture improve UX?
24:53 Are app frameworks for apps after all?
26:28 "Benefits" of client-side routing
28:26 We use too much JavaScript!
31:27 The foundation of the web
35:33 The web lost quality
38:41 Complexity rocks! (but what for?)
42:04 DX vs UX
44:08 Outro

Download slides and read the full abstract here:
https://gotocph.com/2021/sessions/1797/did-we-b-development-lose-the-right-direction

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