Front-end Fun with Sass and Coffee

8th April 2014 in London at Skills Matter

This SkillsCast was filmed at Front-end Fun with Sass and Coffee

Would you like to take a closer look at how tools like SASS and CoffeeScript can help you create dynamic stylesheets? Join Dylan who will show you how script files can be based on elegant, expressive source code.

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.

Front-end Fun with Sass and Coffee

Dylan Beattie

Dylan Beattie is a systems architect and software developer, who has built everything from tiny standalone websites to large-scale distributed systems. By day, he’s the systems architect at Spotlight (www.spotlight.com), where he works on HTTP APIs, distributed systems, and the architectural challenges of delivering cutting-edge online services in a company with nearly ninety years of legacy. He’s been working with Spotlight since 2000, and his first-hand experience of watching an organisation - and their code - evolving over more than a decade has given him a unique insight into how API design, distributed systems, Conway's Law, working with legacy systems, and recruitment can all influence a company’s products and culture. Alongside his work at Spotlight, Dylan is actively involved in the software development community. He’s involved in running the FullStack and Progressive.NET conferences, and frequently speaks at conferences in the UK and around Europe about software architecture and development culture.