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The UI is an Application

by Ben Smithett

Published June 26, 2015 in Programming

Presented at Dutch PHP Conference on June 26, 2015.

The UI is no longer just a ragtag collection of templates, scripts & styles shoehorned in alongside "real" application code, but is now a rich, complex piece of software in and of itself.

We have a de facto standard language for UI development in JavaScript, yet too often our UI code remains tangled up in hamstrung templating languages, CSS preprocessors and whatever language or framework our back end happens to be built with.

In this talk we'll explore what happens when you treat your UI as a first class citizen, separating it from the rest of your app and replacing traditional templates & CSS with the real programming language you already know: JavaScript.