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Return of the Fat Client?

YOW! 2018 Sydney

If you have been around for long enough in IT you have seen trends come and go. Only to reappear a few year later only slightly changed. Created by a new generation of software developers seemingly blissfully unaware of the problems of the old solution.

With the advent and increasing popularity of Angular, React & Vue, we are currently well on our way to reinvent the fat client, but now in the browser.

But what is the same? What is different? What should these young’uns learn from us grey-haired? And what can we learn from them?

Erwin van der Koogh

Principal Consultant


Erwin is the founder of, a hosting platform for Single Page Apps. In the late '90's, Erwin was introduced to XP as a software developer and has since filled every imaginable Agile deli...