Web Components for Micro Services and IoT

By Chris Lorenzo

Elevator Pitch

Developing cutting edge experiences for IoT is challenging. With hundreds of new IoT products added every year developers need a better way to build front-ends for constantly evolving backends and products, but how?

Description

Developing cutting edge experiences for IoT is challenging. With hundreds of new IoT products added every year developers need a better way to build front-ends for constantly evolving backends and products, but how?

At Comcast we’re working on solving this problem with Web Components. By having our API’s return a web component reference to display an IoT device - we can create dynamic front ends that work on web and mobile while also reducing complexity. These lightweight, decoupled, framework agnostic components can be built quickly and independently of one another - even by separate teams. During this talk I’ll give an overview of Web Components, why they are critical for mobile browsers, and how Comcast is using them to create a more universal experience for our customers. You’ll get a deep understanding of Comcast’s web application architecture which we use to serve millions of customers daily.

Notes

I’ve been speaking on Google Polymer since its alpha release in 2014 and I am an expert on the subject. I’ve built multiple PWA for Comcast using Google Polymer which reach millions of customers daily. I’ve given dozens of talks over the last few years with one of my highlights being my talk at Google Polymer Summit which you can view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZo7Tqr2lqI.