Chris Love, author, web developer, and president of web consulting company Love2Dev, will present the workshop Making the Progressive Web App Your Stakeholders Want at edUi 2018. We wanted to get to know him a little better, so we asked him a few questions.
edUi 2018 is our tenth conference! Thinking back to 2009, what has changed and what’s still true in our industry?
The platform capabilities have advanced tremendously, which gives us an opportunity to deliver richer user experiences. This also has caused issues for developers just trying to keep up with the technology firehose.
Mobile is the defacto platform today, and desktop/laptop usage has stagnated and started to decline. This is a product of the democratization of IT or letting end users and line of business employees choose their own devices. This is so prevalent that Google has switched to a mobile index as their primary search index.
What will never change is consumers and business stakeholders seeking good digital solutions to automate business processes and life’s everyday needs. I mean, just look at where automobiles are heading. We still need to get from point A to B, but in the near future, we won’t need a driver’s license!
If your professional life was a movie title, what would it be and why?
LOL this requires creativity!
The Normal Fat Guy: Racing to Reach the Finish Line (Chris is an avid runner.)
In only three words or phrases, what is your worst UX story?
Watching paint dry.
What are you going to discuss at your workshop at edUi 2018?
Progressive web apps, their benefits, and how to deliver your first progressive web app during the conference!
What is the biggest misconception about Progressive Web Apps?
I think because we are in a transitory phase from single page apps (SPA) to progressive web apps (PWA), many developers falsely assume a PWA must be a SPA or that they require a large framework. They don’t.
About the Author
Chris Love is a front-end developer for people and companies who are lost in the sea of modern web and user experience standards. He has a quarter century of web development experience, and has built a wide variety of web sites and applications in those years.
He applies these interests at his small web consulting company, Love2Dev, that focuses on progressive web applications and modern web technology. Love2Dev offers web development and analysis to help companies engage end users and operate more efficiently.
Chris is a ten time Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET and Web Platform as well as the author of High Performance Single Page Web Applications, two other web development books, and the Udemy course “Progressive Web Apps – From Beginner to Expert”. He is currently authoring a new progressive web app book for Packt, due out this fall.
Chris will present the workshop Making the Progressive Web App Your Stakeholders Want at edUi 2018.