February 18-20, 2015
Montreal, Canada

To a Single Page Web Application and Back Again

Single page web applications have been all the rage recently. We created our own JS MVC framework and used it to rebuild our admin. Less than a year later we changed course. What fuelled this decision? What lessons have we learned? What worked and what didn’t? This talk will share our experiences, as well as our new hybrid approach: a modified version of Turbolinks combined with a lightweight binding system.

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Nicholas Simmons


Software developer with 10 years experience. Studied at Concordia. Worked on video surveillance, video games, and now e-commerce. Always willing to try something new, I have worked in VB6, C#, Java, Javascript, Ruby, and Objective-C. I've done front-end development, back-end development, and even a bit of DevOps.

Currently I'm a full stack developer and lead the Admin team at Shopify. When not submitting pull requests I love to travel the world. Also an avid DOTA fan.

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