The Wonders and Terrors of Dynamic iFrame Content: How iFrames Can Make Your Life More Interesting

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Proposal
Short Form
Intermediate

Excerpt

Imagine separating the development lifecycle around sections of your UI into a set of features and releasing them to clients independently. Your reporting interface and your data management interface may live in the same screen, but their development can proceed independent of one another. This presentation can be achieved by leveraging dynamically generated iframes to deliver sets of UI functionality to users iteratively rather than as a monolithic release. Creating these iFrames and managing their contents in a cross-platform, cross-browser way is full of pitfalls. AppNexus will unveil a new jQuery plugin that makes dynamic iFrame generation and management simpler and easier.

Description

Imagine separating the development lifecycle around sections of your UI into a set of features and releasing them to clients independently. Your reporting interface and your data management interface may live in the same screen, but their development can proceed independent of one another. This presentation can be achieved by leveraging dynamically generated iframes to deliver sets of UI functionality to users iteratively rather than as a monolithic release.

Dynamically generated iFrames deliver content from trusted third party vendors into web applications in a way that allows them to act like first class citizens, but are loaded as resources into the application in a non-blocking manner which allows your application to reach an interactive state faster.

Creating these iFrames and managing their contents in a cross-platform, cross-browser way is full of pitfalls. AppNexus will unveil a new jQuery plugin that makes dynamic iFrame generation and management simpler and easier.

Used in conjunction with new HTML5 iFrame features, application developers can break down monolithic UI/UX code bases and separate them into classes of features which are developed and released on independent cycles, while still presenting a coherent whole to the end-user.

Speaking experience

No conference presentations, but plenty of formal and informal company presentations on various topics of expertise.

Speaker

  • Eric Anderson

    AppNexus

    Biography

    Eric Anderson is a software engineer at AppNexus. He has been focused on front-end software development for over 13 years. For the past 7 of those years, he has worked in the on-line advertising industry at Right Media, Yahoo!, Adchemy, and now AppNexus. He lives and plays in Eugene, OR.