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Manuel's Tavern Social Gathering and Single Page Apps Course Discussion

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    620 Glen Iris Dr NE, Atlanta, GA (map)

    33.771687 -84.368370

  • Top left room in Manuel's Tavern, the Eagle's Nest. It's up the small stair case.
  • If you've watched the course from Pluralsight that we just studied over four weeks, Single Page Apps with HTML5, Web API, Knockout and jQuery by John Papa, then please join us for dinner, drinks, and discussion at Manuel's Tavern!

    We'll have dinner from 7 to 8, then discuss the course and whatever else from 8 to 9.

    Hope to see you there!


    Learn More About Single Page Applications:

    Here's an excerpt from John Papa's blog post introducing the course:

    What is a SPA?

    In short, there is a great wikipedia page that explains what a SPA is, some ways to create a SPA (there is not just one cut and dry way), and some pros and cons. Definitely check it out. My cliff notes, that I include in the course, are that a SPA is a web app that fits on a single web page that provides a fluid user experience. A SPA is fully (or close) loaded on the initial page load, it’s key resources are preloaded, and progressively downloads features as required. A SPA may also persist and maintain important state on the client while also handling navigation, history and deep linking. A great examples of a SPA is gmail.

    What’s the point?

    The user experience is key. If you can speed up the perception of page loads and navigation for the user, you win. A SPA preloads what the user may most oft use, so when they navigate they are not making network trips and page reloads on those oft used features. Thus the result is a snappy app and a happy user.

    More Links on SPAs:

    Presentation: Building Single Page Apps for desktop, mobile and tablet with ASP.NET MVC 4 (Steve Sanderson!)

    Presentation: Single Page Apps and the Future of History

    Manifesto: The Single Page Interface Manifesto

    Early Access Book: Single Page Web Applications (Don't forget your 36% Manning discount!)

    Article: Single Apps with Backbone.js



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