I built <frankenstein-monster>: 3 stories of migration

A presentation at Smashing Conf New York in in New York, NY, USA by Denys Mishunov

I BUILT <FRANKENSTEIN-MONSTER>: 3 STORIES OF MIGRATION A lot of people consider complete re-write to be the best solution for project migration. Even though this may give better results int the end when compared to gradual migration, most projects cannot afford this move due to limited work-force, budget or other reasons.

But what if we could migrate our applications bit by bit without polluting global scope by messing up with CSS leaking and different JS bits yelling at each other? What if we could do this in an isolated manner as if we would have several sandboxes in our applications where we are allowed to do anything we want?

This talk will tell 3 entertaining stories (spiced with quite a few code examples) of application migrations with different approaches, different architectural decisions, and different results. Join Denys to get an idea of how to approach framework-agnostic frontend migrations using micro-services architecture, web components, and a good sense of humor.



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