• Jeremy Wilken
  • Software Engineer eBay
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Jeremy Wilken is a full stack Javascript engineer, based in Houston, Texas with over a decade of web development experience. He has specialized in frontend HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and builds modern responsive and interactive client applications backed with NodeJS service layers. Jeremy works or has worked heavily with several open source projects such as Joomla and AngularJS, and credits those communities for innovating and pushing boundaries. Beyond coding, he enjoys time with him family and brewing German style beers.


  • Building Web Components Today
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:20pm | Room: Pacific E&J

Web Components are a promising tool, except the spec for Components is incomplete and the browser support today is quite poor. Web Components are interesting because it aims to reduce the need for boilerplate and duplicated code or markup found in today's sharable components such as jQuery plugins or Bootstrap components. Native Web Components are the future, but discover how to start building and using Web Components today. Based on real examples from work at eBay, we'll dig into several ways to create and use Web Components now, and the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.

We'll look at how to use Polymer, X-Tags, AngularJS, and plain ol' Javascript to build near (or functionally similar to) native Web Components, and some of the tooling we developed. This means you won't have to use Chrome Canary to use Web Components! You'll walk away with not just a comparison, but real examples of how these different approaches work and can benefit your site or application.