August Meetup at Clarabridge

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Every 2nd Wednesday of the month until September 10, 2019

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Dear meetup members,

On Wednesday the 14th of August we return to the cosy offices of Clarabridge. We already have one talk lined up for you. Sebastian De Deyne will build an app with with Laravel, Vue.js and Inertia.js.

We're still looking for one more speaker so send [masked] an email if you wish to speak at this meetup!

Clarabridge is so kind to provide us with food and drinks so you can come hungry and thirsty!

We hope to see you soon,

Dries & Rias

PS: Please remember to change your RSVP if you cannot attend.


19:00 Doors
20:00 Talks


Have your cake and eat it too with Inertia.js by Sebastian De Deyne

One of the harder choices we need to make as web developers in 2019 is how we want to build our app's frontend.

Do we want to stick with Blade for templating? Do we want to build a SPA? SPA's sound cool but then we'll need an API and use some fancy authentication protocol. We still might want a SPA though, since that'd allow us to provide a richer user experience. Decisions are hard!

Let's take a step back. Instead of choosing between the two ends of the spectrum, why not combine them and have the best of both worlds? That's where Inertia.js makes its appearance. Inertia.js is a framework for creating server-driven single page apps. With Inertia.js, we can build an app that keeps business and data concerns on the server, with a JavaScript powered view layer.

In this talk, we'll review the tradeoffs when making a choice between keeping complexity on the server or on the client. Then we'll demonstrate what an app looks like built with Laravel, Vue.js and Inertia.js. We'll start with `laravel new`, and work towards a working application.

Speaker: Sebastian is a backend-turned-frontend developer and designer at Spatie. He has a broad spectrum of interests, ranging from PHP to JavaScript, CSS, and more exotic languages like Elixir, as long as it revolves around building interfaces.

Length: 30min