Since we started to see JS on the server side, the dream of developers has been to reduce the gap and the cost of switch between frontend/backend. Today with Node.js, React and a whole ecosystem of tools, this dream is becoming true! In this talk I am going to discuss about Universal (a.k.a. Isomorphic) JS and present some practical example regarding the major patterns related to routing, data retrieval and rendering. I will use Node, React, Webpack, Babel and React Router and give you a series of example to get you started easily with this new technology trend.
I am a Software Engineer born in 1987, the same year that the Nintendo released “Super Mario Bros” in Europe, which, by chance is my favourite game! My primary passion is code and I am extremely fascinated by the web, smart apps and everything that's creative like music, art and design. I started coding at the age of 12 using my father's old i386 provided only with DOS and the qBasic interpreter. I am a Senior Software Developer at Planet9 in Dublin Energy. I am the co-author of "Node.js design patterns" 2nd edition (Packt, http://amzn.to/1ZF279B).