Dressed to Impress: NET-A-PORTER, Mr Porter and JavaScript Frameworks

For this OpenJS In Action, Robin Glen, Principal Developer for YNAP joined the OpenJS Foundation Director Robin Ginn to discuss their use of JavaScript in building a global brand. YNAP is the parent company of luxury retailer NET-A-PORTER. Glen works within the Luxury division team at NET-A-PORTER (NAP), working on NET-A PORTER and Mr Porter. He has been with NAP for over 10 years. In addition to his work with NAP, Glen is also a member of the Chrome Advisory board.

Glen has been leading the developer team at YNAP for almost a decade, and continues to test, iterate and implement cutting edge open source technologies. For example, he was an early adopter of the Fastify web framework for Node.js to help increase web performance, particularly with the demand spikes his company experiences during holidays and sales.

Topics ranged from ways to make the user experience feel more pleasant and secure, to issues around Javascript bloat. Questions focused on the history of NAP, how NAP chose their current framework, and how that framework allows them to best service customers in their e-commerce site. 

The full interview is available here: OpenJS In Action: NET-A-PORTER, Mr Porter and JavaScript Frameworks 

Timestamps

0:00 Brief Introduction

2:09 Technology and NET-A-PORTER 

3:11 Defining Architectural Moment

4:50 Where YNAP is Today

6:50 Factors in Choosing Technologies? 

10:30 Fastify

14:00 YNAP and JS Foundation

15:10 Looking Forward: Engineering Roadmap  

18:58 What’s a “Good Day At Work” for you?

20:00 Wrap-Up