7 Days to the kick off: featured session of the day - You Can Have it Both Ways: Using Web Components in a React UI by Massimiliano Mantione

One week from today the Web European Conference starts and today's featured session is You Can Have it Both Ways: Using Web Components in a React UI> and we asked Massimiliano Mantione to tell us more about his session and about himself. This session is immediately after the keynote, in the same room. Another parallel session is Going Further with ASP.NET 5 by Tugberk Ugurlu. So, are you more interested in the future of client-side development or the future of ASP.NET development?

Q: Tell us a bit more about your session

A: I decided to prepare this talk because I had a question that needed an answer: is it possible to use Web Components in a React-based web application?

I definitely love React, mostly for the kind of functional programming that it enables building UIs on the client side. But I also see that Web Components are here to stay: they are not just "yet another web framework", they are positioned to become literally the future of the DOM. So, even if I love React, I cannot ignore them...

In this talk we'll give a clear answer to the question above. After that we'll also see how much Web Components "play nice" in an a very functional React environment, including hot reloading and a time-traveling debugging tool.

Q: Tell us a bit more about yourself

A:I am a software engineer at heart.

I am mostly interested in programming languages and compilers (I have worked in the V8 team in Google for 1.5 years and on the Mono JIT for almost 6 years), and these days in scalable cloud-based architectures.