The rise of Serverless Applications

"Mobile first" is no longer good enough.

There is a major shift occurring in the web development community, where web applications are no longer being built to cater to human interaction, but now must adapt to be able to handle multiple interfaces for machines and humans alike. This new requirement has placed a dramatic emphasis on API interfaces as well as created a new mandate for web applications to function as complete applications liberated from the servers which they used to reside on. This “serverless” architecture is rapidly taking hold within the software development community and it is important to understand why it matters.

In this presentation, Travis Tidwell, will walk you through the evolution of the web and how we got to where we are today. We will deep dive into the architectures of current technology stacks and discuss why they must adapt to handle the next generation of the web. The following items will be discussed.

  • The evolution of the web and where we are today.
  • Serverless application architecture and what it means to developers
  • Why "Mobile First" is no longer good enough.
  • API first development
  • Multi-service applications on top of Micro-service architectures.
  • The rise of Angular, React, Vue, and the M.E.A.N stack, and other technologies that support this movement.


Track Details

  • Day: March 9 - 2017 (10:00am - 10:50am)

  • Track: Two

  • Level: Intermediate

Speaker: Travis Tidwell


Travis Tidwell

Travis Tidwell has been developing advanced enterprise software solutions for over 15 years ranging from Embedded GPS navigation products to Open Source web solutions. In 2008, he co-founded a Software development shop called Alethia where he developed and founded the popular Open Source multimedia solution called MediaFront (http://mediafront.org). He now serves as the CTO and Co-Founder for a new platform called Form.io which offers developers a form-based API platform for their form centric web and mobile applications. Travis's Open Source contributions have provided him significant notoriety where he has accrued an impressive following within GitHub, YouTube, and Drupal communities. He is typically found giving presentations on Open Source technologies at camps and conferences across the nation.

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