Ian Thomas is a Software Architect working to deliver the next generation of user interface for skybet.com. The teams he works with are tasked with building API-driven, component-based applications which, when combined, form a cohesive, resilient and performant customer experience which copes with both the scale of the customer base and engineering team.
Sky Betting & Gaming
Don’t Forget The Front-End!
Building modern web applications at scale is hard. Managing services, understanding the performance of distributed systems and handling communication between (potentially) hundreds of systems all takes skill, dedication and talent. But what about the front-end? How have we had to adapt our ways of working to embrace the needs of the modern web?
This talk looks at how we’ve modernised our approach to front-end engineering for skybet.com. Embracing new ideas from the open-source community and taking a hefty amount of learning from our experience with devops and agile delivery, this talk will offer a warts and all view of where we were, why we needed to change and what we’ve put in place. All set against the backdrop of a company that has more than doubled in size in under four years.