Session Details

Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08+00:00

Don't Rewrite, React!

Presented by: Sara Gibbons
Time: Thursday, Jan. 10, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The gorgeous, beautiful, gynormous, living on outdated technologies legacy application. We've all worked on at least one. We love to hate it and dream of rewriting it. It doesn't take long until we are in a hard sell to our manager to ditch the legacy app and bring in the latest framework hotness. But we overlook what we will be losing...years of code, untold amounts of business logic, depths of the application with git blame dates measured in years. A rewrite can be an undertaking that may never get fully completed but will sink a company. Enter React. Sure, React does a great job starting with create-react-app, but what it does extremely well is tying into existing applications so that you can slowly convert legacy apps to the new JavaScript landscape. No rewrite, no stop of feature development and all the benefits of working in ES6. In this session, we are going to talk about why we instinctively reach for the "rewrite" solution and look at some legacy Rails app that faced distinction. Then we will talk through what React is, what it can do, how it is so beneficial and give you the tools to leave and start converting your app with React today!

Room: Sagewood / ZebrawoodTags: Ruby/Rails, JavascriptLevel: Introductory and overview