Web Components

Enough with the darn JavaScript frameworks already! There's nothing wrong with a judicious use of this ubiquitous programming language, but it's gotten a little out of hand. What if there were an evolvable future state of declarative and encapsulated user interface elements that was available today in most modern browsers?

The Web Components standards are bringing the ability to create custom, reusable components with appropriate encapsulation and protection from overzealous application CSS.

This is a two-part talk that will cover:

  • The Web Components standards
  • The Polymer Project that lays down a common foundation across all modern browsers and provides components, tools and frameworks for building modern, flexible applications for the Web
  • Mixing Web Components with other powerful new technologies like RDFa, JSON-LD and WebGL

About Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.

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