Single Page Applications: The Basics – Concepts, Gotchas and Just Things You Need To Know


Single Page Applications or SPAs are a hot topic today, however most developers feel lost. We are going to explore the basic concepts of a SPA, go over a few gotchas and traps and cover some best practices. This is not a talk about a specific framework, but more of a breakdown of how a SPA is composed, many key working concepts and some techniques you should employ for a successful modern web application. Some topics we will cover include markup/template, script and CSS management, routing, why performance matters, caching techniques.

Chris Love

Chris Love is a front-end developer for people and companies who are lost in the sea of modern web and user experience standards. He has a quarter century of web development experience, and has built a wide variety of web sites and applications in those years. In recent years, he immersed himself in progressive web applications and web performance optimization.

He applies these interests to run a small web consulting company, Love2Dev, that focuses on Progressive Web Applications and modern web technology. Love2Dev offers web development and analysis to help companies engage end users and operate more efficiently.

Chris authored 3 web development books including, High Performance Single Page Web Applications, http://amzn.to/1b0twcm. He is currently authoring a new Progressive Web App book for Packt, due out this Fall.

He is a 10 time Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET and Web Platform. Chris regularly speaks at user groups, code camps and developer conferences. He blogs at http://love2dev.com and is active on Twitter, @ChrisLove.

Through his blog, speaking and books, he’s here to help you shake up your approach to web development while making it all feel like fun. His insights and opinions have been featured in various magazines, popular podcasts web sites. He has helped hundreds of businesses and individuals, ranging from mom and pop shops through major corporate brands, to build modern web experiences.

When he’s not working on front-end development, you can find him spending time with his step-kids, learning karate, training for Spartan races and serving on his church board of directors.

You can follow Chris’ Blog at https://love2dev.com/blog/ and on Twitter @ChrisLove.