Converting a 20-year-old train ticket vending machine into a modern web app
The ticket vending machines at Dutch train stations are almost 20 years old. Creating modern layouts for them is a pain. Things really would be much simpler if we could use a web browser plus a web application like Angular. But how could we achieve that? In this talk I will show you how we solved this challenge. I’ll tell you all about how we were able to maintain the original layouts, while improving accessibility and testing. Little spoiler: open standards were part of the solution.
|Maarten Laurs is an all-round software developer at the Dutch Railways (NS) with a broad experience in web development. He has a keen eye for well-designed user experiences, and he believes web apps are the future. While he loves his work, he also really likes to be outdoors riding his trail bike or hiking in the fresh air.|