The Future of JavaScript Bundlers and Strangling a Hybrid App with React Native

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Johannes Ewald (Webpack core team) shares his experience on the future of bundling JavaScript. Adam Terlson (InterNations, Lead of Mobile Engineering), talks about an alternative release strategy made possible by React Native.

It's time for another React Munich meetup! Big thanks to Codecentric for hosting this meetup and offering food and drinks!

*If you're interested in giving a talk at React Munich, please contact us!*


7:00pm—Open doors, food & drinks

7:30pm—Strangling Hybrids with React Native by Adam Terlson (@adamterlson, InterNations)

Launching a new mobile app is a daunting task, made more difficult by hundreds of thousands of users that need migrating from legacy hybrid apps on iOS and Android. Typical roll out strategies (beta programs, parallel apps in the store, etc) have their advantages and disadvantages—but rather than pursuing one of them, we got creative with React Native.

My talk will share why and how we rolled out our new React Native app by means of a tried-and-true technique (on the web at least) for killing legacy: the strangler architecture. The approach offered some pretty unique and awesome advantages—but not without a cost.

8:30pm—The Future of JavaScript Bundlers by Johannes Ewald (@jhnns, Webpack core team)

With ES modules implemented in all major browsers, do we even need to use JavaScript bundlers? This talk is about current web platform proposals that could make JS bundling easier or even obsolete. In the end, you will also learn about reasons why you’d probably still want to use a bundler in the future.