Meet up

Front-end Fun with Sass and Coffee

Tuesday, 8th April in London

This meetup was organised by LDNUG: London .NET User Group in April 2014


Front-end Fun with Sass and Coffee

The web is built on HTML, CSS and Javascript. These core web technologies are the basis of every website and web application, and like it or not, they're here to stay. These days, of course, it's rare to build a website by hand-coding static HTML pages; instead, we use tools and frameworks to build software applications that write our HTML for us. However, it's all too common to see beautiful, elegant, modular web applications deployed alongside monolithic CSS files and handwritten JavaScript code.

We'll look at how you can include these tools in your ASP.NET web applications, with full support for runtime optimisations and HTTP caching, and we'll look at which tools exist to offer first-class support for these abstractions in Visual Studio.

Dylan Beattie

Dylan Beattie is a systems architect, developer, and Microsoft MVP, who has built everything from tiny standalone websites to large-scale distributed systems. He created his first web page in 1992, and he's been building data-driven interactive web applications since the days of Windows NT 4. He's currently the CTO at Skills Matter in London, where he juggles his time between working on their software platform and supporting their conference and community teams. From 2003 to 2018, Dylan worked as webmaster, then IT Manager, and then systems architect at Spotlight (, where his first-hand experience of watching an organisation and its codebase evolve over more than a decade provided him with a unique insight into how everything from web standards and API design to Conway's Law and recruitment ends up influencing a company’s code and culture.

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