Polymer Summit 2015

We have been working hard on bringing you our own set of Nuxeo custom elements, which we believe will bring every Nuxeo application UI to a whole new level. We hope you’re as excited as we are, so to keep you on the edge of your seats, we’d like to share a few of our takes from our trip to the first ever Polymer Summit!

For starters, the sheer number of developers that showed up on the first day was a surprise not only for us but apparently for the organization as well, or at least for the WiFi which definitely was not ready for so many attendees (sorry Polymer team, couldn’t help myself).

Nitpicks aside, the sessions were really great and provided a very well laid out journey throughout the Polymer framework, from the high-level concepts to detailed performance audits and tuning.

One of the first things made clear at the summit is that Google is committed to the project with several internal projects already adopting it, growing tooling support and a strong “we’ve got your back” statement from the Polymer team. It was also very reassuring to see that they really thought their elements through and have taken into account everything - from design to performance and accessibility.

We at Nuxeo definitely share the Polymer team’s firm belief in leveraging the DOM as the framework and helping Web Components become the de facto interoperable standard for UI on the web. Also, we and the Polymer team both seem to believe that the DOM already provides a very good component model - with surprisingly similar concepts to what is provided by JSF - which along with custom elements and HTML as its declarative syntax will allow us to provide an extremely familiar framework to power our next generation UI.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be digging deeper into some topics like ES6 support, styling elements and profiling but in the meantime we highly recommend that you take a look at the talks which are available in the Chrome Developers’ YouTube Channel and if (like us) you feel the need to start “playing” with all these cool new “toys,” go ahead and have a go at the codelabs which provide a couple of guided hands-on coding experiences.

Once again, congratulations to the Polymer team! Looking forward to Polymer Summit 2016 and perhaps if you open a call for speakers next year we might just join you up on stage! ;)