How UI Became a Thing at Docker

  written by Chris Biscardi, UI Engineer, Docker   There are more people at Docker that write Go than write JavaScript. In early August 2014, I joined Docker as the only person whose primary job description was to ship UI. My long term task was to figure out how to enable the UI Engineers and Designers we were assuredly going to hire. Remember, the task of Docker is to “build tools of mass innovation” not “write maintainable css through the proper application of BEM“. The state of the world when I was hired resembled something pretty typical in the early days of a project. We mostly had Django rendered pseudo-static html pages which were then enhanced in various ways with client-side javascript. Maintainability was generally poor and a rewrite was called for for various reasons. Docker has seen tremendous growth Continue reading…