What's a dev gotta do to make a div around here?

An in-depth journey following your code from conception in the editor through the awkward build processes into deployment pipelines out to the real world of public internet and off to its final destination, being rendered in a user's browser.

The internet has become a complex place. With the advent of frameworks, build tools, and deployment services, the distance between developers and browsers is growing. Developer Experience has improved, but with these abstractions, we've introduced layers of obscurity.

This talk is intended for web developers of all skill levels, as it fills the gaps in knowledge of how our work works. The information is not critical, but it's fascinating nonetheless.

We'll take a deep dive into what happens after you hit save, what processes take place to get your code transformed for production, how does it get deployed, how it gets to the user, and the steps the browser takes to actually render the page.

By the end of this talk, you should have a better understanding of the following:
- Dev servers
- Bundlers
- Transpilers
- DNS Lookups
- Critical Render Path

Austin Gil

Developer Advocate & Cool Dude at Akamai

Portland, Oregon, United States

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