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Front-End Composition at Trunk Club

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How I managed the front-end stack while leading the UI team at Trunk Club.

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As the Web shifts from a web of content as we’ve known it to an application platform there’s been a renewed emphasis on composition in web app architecture. To manage composition in our Web UIs at Trunk Club we use a number of techniques and patterns to help scale our suite of rich-clients while avoiding duplication of common componentry. This article will discuss some of the patterns we use, describe the concept of a component library and introduce software for sharing modules between apps without use of WebPack or Browserify.

Learn how to use JS modules and a simple component library to share code in a forward-looking way.