Day 1: Beyond the Web Basics

Modern web apps continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with software, especially when it comes to operating at scale. To cope with increasing complexity and growing demand, developers rely not just on databases but on memory-backed, distributed caches, message queues, and asynchronous processing. Unfortunately, the full stack frameworks that were designed for last year’s apps haven’t quite caught up to today’s needs. Immutant closes the gap.

Today we’ll cover Immutant’s basics—just enough to get us started building Overwatch, a link-monitoring app that needs these more modern architectural features. After we get Immutant up and running, we’ll build the piece that fetches pages and caches the results. ...

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