09:00 - 17:00
Front End Web Fundamentals
Where is the border between frontend and backend web development? Yeah, exactly. It is becoming increasingly common for developers to work in both areas, yet only have the skillset for one. This often results in relying on third party frameworks or components like Bootstrap to pull a layout together, further weighing down the application with unnecessary code libraries and resulting technical debt.
This hands on workshop covers modern front end fundamentals, enabling you to create a layout and components without the need for any third party code. You learn core accessibility concepts to make your project more accessible without having to write complex code, take shortcuts or deal with browser specific implementations.
Once that is done, we then move on to testing our application, making sure that our accessibility improvements are there, watching for any unintended changes and making sure that the application works as it's supposed to. Through automated tools that can be implemented as part of a deployment pipeline, to manual tools to check on the fly, there are plenty of options to ensure the front end is being tested as thoroughly as the back end.
After the tests are written, we'll then integrate them as part of an approval and deployment pipeline. Automating the tests for pull requests, running through GitHub actions and ensuring that code is fully tested before it reaches the production branch of your repo.
- Semantic HTML
- CSS Layouts
- Modern CSS
- Accessibility Testing (automated and manual tests)
- Visual Regression Testing
- UI Testing
- Setting up an automated testing pipeline
This workshop involves using various testing tools, and involves getting started with the tools from the beginning without any prior experience. Where possible, open source tools are used.
- Accessibility Testing: aXe and Pa11y
- Visual Regression Testing: Percy
- UI Testing: Playwright
- Automating tests: GitHub Actions
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop is aimed at anyone who works with front end code on a regular basis and needs to keep up to date with the constantly changing world of front end development. Even if you're just brushing up on your skills, this is the workshop for you.