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Tech Day with Software Engineering: Planning a Web Application

The Software Engineering Unit had its monthly meeting at the Devoteam office in Amsterdam, where all the consultants and futures gathered to review and discuss the trends and developments within Software Engineering.

We began this Tech Day by giving a short introduction of ourselves, what we do for our clients, and the technologies we use. We informed each other about what projects and cases we were working on, and what opportunities were coming shortly. The marketing and sales department had a moment to tell the team what had happened since the last Tech Day and what was going to happen.

After that, we moved on to the presentations. Each Tech Day, we try to have two consultants come up with an interesting subject that is relevant to the team and have them present it to the rest. As preparation for each Tech Day, everyone submits a subject. When we have a list of all subjects, we pick two subjects and then ask people to present them. The following subject was chosen for this month’s Tech Day: Planning a Web Application

Planning a Web Application

Our presentation started with Viktoriia on Planning a Web Application. Viktoriia, as a JavaScript developer, shared her experience and tips and tricks on how to build the frontend part of an application from the scratch. We heard a lot of information about modern tools for creating designs (Figma, InVision, Sketch); popular frameworks and libraries for writing frontend code (Angular, React.js, Vue.js), and what is the difference between them.

The additional topics that were covered included:

  • Application state management (NgRx, Redux, Vuex, Pinia);
  • CSS frameworks (Bootstrap, Tailwind CSS, Bulma, Quasar);
  • Approaches to building CSS layout (float, flexbox, and grid);
  • What is PWA (Progressive Web Applications) and how does it work?

All developers shared their experiences, asked questions, and discussed the most interesting topics.

Breakout Sessions

When the presentations were done, it was time for some breakout sessions. In these sessions, we discussed new trends and technologies on which we wanted to improve. After these technical meetings, the best way to close this Tech Day was with drinks and some snacks to start the weekend on a good note!

The sessions were fun with a lot of learning and Unit Updates. Overall, the event was well-organized with breakouts, coffee breaks & drinks.

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