Meet up

BBC Platform: Our journey from messy code duplication to a collaborative component library

Thursday, 3rd June, Online Meetup

This meetup was organised by Thursday's Matter in June 2021

Overview

This Thursday's Matter is... UI

In this edition of our online meetup, Ian Cottam will take you through BBC Platform's journey from hideously inefficient UI code duplication to a developer community maintained component library.

BBC Platform: Our journey from messy code duplication to a collaborative component library

Back in 2016, throughout BBC Platform, UI code was duplicated inefficiently across many different teams. Our devs were super keen to avoid this but weren't sure how. In 2021 we're in a better place, find out what changed!

Join me as I take you through the journey we went on to progress from hideously inefficient UI code duplication to a developer community maintained component library. There is some cool tech to cover too: React, Storybook, Yarn Workspaces, CI/CD workflow.

Ian Cottam

Sport Fanatic, Husband & Father, long term JavaScript fan and BBC software Engineer

Who's coming?

Attending Members