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Let's Talk About SPAs (Don't Forget the Server-Side)

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SPAs: Don’t Forget the Server-Side

Single-page applications (SPAs) are very popular right now, but they can also be difficult to create. In this session, we will see how SPAs work and see how you can get started creating your own. We will also look at a number of different client-side libraries (i.e. Angular and KendoUI) that will help you create better SPAs.

The client-side is only half of the story, though. In this session we'll also cover the most overlooked part of a SPA: the server-side technology. We will look at the different ways that ASP.NET running on the server can help you create better client-side applications including things like data services, partial views, localization, validation, and security.


Jonathan "J." Tower is a Microsoft MVP, Telerik Developer Expert, and Senior Software Architect with over fifteen years of software development experience in many different industries. He loves the creative and problem-solving aspects of his work, sharing what he’s learned, and building community. J’s current technology interests include web technologies--ASP.NET MVC, various JavaScript frameworks like Kendo and Angular-- as well as cross-platform mobile development technologies like Xamarin or hybrid mobile apps. Normally you would find J. near his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he organizes a user group, four annual developer conferences, and a GiveCamp. This year, however, he and his family are on a one-year-long road trip around the country visiting the 48 contiguous states (