Caitlyn Hampton/The Atlantic

It’s an exciting time to be a front end developer. JavaScript can be written both server-side and client-side. Build tools allow us to use the latest and greatest technology while still supporting older systems. There is serious headway being made around producing more robust and testable code. In the context of a large, monolithic legacy codebase, however, adoption of emerging technology can be a daunting endeavor.

Here at The Atlantic, we wanted to test the idea that using a decoupled front end architecture would provide more flexibility and separation of concerns to our product — without adding undue complexity. …

Joey Nichols

Software engineer and curious human.

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