React: Life without MVC

A session at Forward 3 Web Technology Summit

Wednesday 29th July, 2015

10:30am to 11:10am (PST)

Object Oriented programming has many real benefits but one of its worst influences on User Interfaces is obscuring Data. Yet, dozens of MVC frameworks continue to grow and introduce leaky abstractions with middlemen like Models, Views, Controllers and Directives. React is simple. React, and their interfaces like Om and Reagent in Clojurescript, allow us to view the world of UIs in small, composable blocks. In this talk I will focus on React's core principles—not the tools its ecosystem, and Clojurescript’s abstractions on 'React as a Platform': Data, Composition, and State Transitions—all good principles from functional programming.

About the speaker

This person is speaking at this event.
Priyatam Mudivarti

writer, programmer, ui-engineer and founder of facjure

Next session in Lodge Annex

11:20am WebGL: Down the Rabbit Hole by Jay Oster

4 attendees

  • Alby Barber
  • Ben Ilegbodu
  • Natalie Downe
  • Priyatam Mudivarti

1 tracker

  • Jennifer Wong

Sign in to add slides, notes or videos to this session

Sign in to track this session

Tell your friends!


Time 10:30am11:10am PST

Date Wed 29th July 2015


Lodge Annex, The Regency Center

Short URL


Official event site


View the schedule


See something wrong?

Report an issue with this session