Let’s face it. Creating websites with complex forms is a pain, and usually ends in lots of code duplication and frustration. And even though it's the age of big data and microservices, form-based applications still take a large share of our development time. That’s why we have decided to create Supler, a Rapid Form Development library.
Supler has a very focused set of functionality:
a Scala DSL for defining forms, generating JSON form description, applying values to backing objects and running actions & validations on the backend
The presentation will be entirely live coding. We will create a simple form-based application from scratch and gradually introduce various Supler features. At the same time, we will explain what approach Supler takes and how Supler solves some of the problems faced when creating a form-based applications.
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Supler: complex web forms, not so complex
Adam is one of the co-founders of SoftwareMill, a company specialising in delivering customised software solutions. He codes mostly on the back-end using Scala and other interesting technologies. Adam created a couple of open-source projects, such as sttp, MacWire, Hibernate Envers and ElasticMQ. He has been a speaker at major conferences, such as Devoxx, JavaOne, LambdaConf and ScalaDays.