Building Modern Single-Page Web Applications
Join us for an Awesome Workshop on:

Building Modern Single-Page Web Applications

June 25, 2015 - 9:30am to 5:30pm Central Daylight Time

This workshop has already been published as a course!

Building Modern Single-Page Web Applications

Some Key Takeaways!

By participating along with us in the workshop, you'll learn:

  • How to build an advanced single page application from scratch
  • How to use React to dramatically simplify working with and updating the DOM
  • How to use Ampersand Models/Collections to fetch and manage application state
  • How to use WebPack and the React Hot-loader to speed up development
  • The basics of how to do Isomorphic (server-rendered) client-side applications
  • How you can start using ES6 (the next generation of JavaScript) in your production applications today
  • How to write ES6 and CommonJS modules
  • How npm can give you super powers in front-end code
  • One approach to isomorphic routing
  • How to compose pages, views and subviews
  • How to handle realtime updates

Your (Awesome) Instructor

Henrik Joreteg

Henrik Joreteg

Henrik Joreteg is an Independent JavaScript Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Trainer. Henrik was a Partner and lead JS developer at &yet, where he wrote scores of JS apps dozens of different ways. At &yet, he provided consulting and training on JavaScript and HTML5 applications. Having released nearly 100 JavaScript libraries, Henrik believes in open source and wants to help developers push the web to the next level.

Spend Two Full Days Immersed With a Leading Web App Master

Workshop Details

Native Web Apps, (a.k.a single page apps, or clientside apps, are becoming incredibly popular.

But, as it turns out, building them in a clean, maintainable way is hard, especially as a team.

With more and more logic moving into browser land, we need to be more rigorous about structure in order to avoid creating an ugly code soup heavily flavored with technical debt. There are so many options, so many toolkits, so many abstractions!

Henrik will lead the class in building a modern, well-structured application from scratch by combining best-of breed approaches and a carefully curated set of tools including:

  • Ampersand.js: A highly modular set of libraries for building Advanced JavaScript apps.
  • React: Facebook's revolutionary view library.
  • WebPack: Module bundler and development server.
  • ES6: The next generation of the JavaScript language.
  • Node.js: The JavaScript platform built on Chrome's runtime.

Daily Schedule

We've already held over 40 workshops holding thousands attendees in-person and online. In this time we've discovered ways to schedule the day so it goes smoothly and efficiently. Regardless if you're in-person or participating with us online you'll have the full ability to replay things you missed, get your questions answered LIVE and interact with the teacher throughout the day. How we'll spend June 25th & 26th: The class uses a very Node.js-inspired approach to front-end development. You'll be using modules installed with npm and composed for the browser with webpack. Henrik will teach &yet's MVC approaches by installing and using modules from Ampersand.js, which evolved out of Backbone.js. But ultimately, the entire purpose of the individual module approach is to retain flexibility to make decisions that match your team's goals and preferences.

Interact with the Instructor - Online & In-Person

Get Your Questions Answered • Code Along with the Class • Classroom Format

Is This Workshop for Me?


This workshop is for JavaScript developers interested in better maintainability of front-end code when building single page applications.

Event Details


One Full Day Workshop Session

Replay Videos (available immediately)


June 25, 2015 - 9:30am to 5:30pm Central Daylight Time


Option 1: Attend online on our full HD live stream

Option 2: Attend in-person at HQ in Minneapolis, MN