This talk will talk a brief look at the history of application development on the web and where it seems to be going in the future. From there we will then take a look at 4 tools (npm, bower, grunt, yeoman) that focus on front end development needs of todays modern web apps.
Zan Thrash is a Principal Consultant with Object Partners, Inc and has been developing software in the Twin Cities area for over a decade. Zan has spent the last 4 years advocating and implementing Grails solutions for multiple clients across various industries, including Health Care, Higher Education, and Social Networking. Zan is an active member of the Groovy/Grails community speaking at the Groovy Users of Minnesota, Object Technology User Group of Minnesota, and GR8 Conf Us.