Effective Tool Usage for Front End Developers

  • June 4, 2014 · 6:30 PM

This session will help get you up to speed on modern tools and techniques for building web apps - you don't want to miss this! See bottom of email for parking details.

Food and beverages will be served during the meetup, and we'll head to Aja for networking afterwards.

Topic: Effective Tool usage, what's in your Web toolbox?

This talk dives into effective tool usage as a method to improve our daily lives as web developers. Web development and design is a craft, and we are skilled workers. Effective tool usage is a critical aspect that many people take for granted. I'll cover modern tools for building HTML5 web apps using grunt, yeoman, bower, npm, sass, compass.

Presenter: Nigel Alford is a podcast host, writer, and javascript project lead. He's a self-taught developer, who began his computing career traversing ms-dos commands as an Atlanta youth. Node.js has become an indispensable tool in his daily development tasks, and he regularly works with the Enterprise Architecture team to improve the company technology stack.

Important Note on parking: Some members park at Phipps Plaza for free and walk over. Parking at the One Alliance Center is $10. If you wish to go to networking afterwards, Aja (where we'll network) will validate your parking.

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  • Chibuikem

    It was a cool meetup. Not very eye opening for me because I am already familiar with Yeoman, Grunt, Bower (started using them about 4 weeks ago) but I feel given more time Nigel would have gone to much deeper levels than I'm presently comfortable with. A longer weekend session, maybe?

    2 · June 5, 2014

    • Anika

      I've been working with, and/or planning to work most of the tools Nigel mentioned, but I thought he pulled things into perspective quite nicely. Sounds like Chibuikem would appreciate a Part 2. I know I would!

      2 · June 5, 2014

    • Chibuikem

      Oh yes I would Anika!

      June 5, 2014

  • Andrew S.

    I have given training sessions over the weekend on TDD and front-end; including gulp, yeoman, node, stylus/Sass and testing with Mocha, Karma, phantomjs, and requirejs/browserify. These have always been among friends, but I would love to put something together for a two day weekend session if people are seriously interested. Training on development topics such as these is a space I would like to try to get into.

    3 · June 5, 2014

  • Stephen L.

    I would pay as well for a longer weekend session. But I am new to Web development and I first need some time to do a preliminary setup of the tools he has described and try to learn a little something on my own so that I will get more out of the session.

    2 · June 5, 2014

  • Stephen L.

    extremely useful information for me!!

    June 5, 2014

  • Brendellya

    Not going to make it.

    June 4, 2014

  • Brendellya

    Not going to make it.

    June 4, 2014

  • Bobby N.

    Sorry can't make this one but I hope all goes well

    June 4, 2014

  • Steve A.

    Came down with something today and not feeling well. Hope the Meetup is great!

    June 4, 2014

  • Arthur O.

    Grunt, compass

    June 4, 2014

  • Nigel A.

    Anything anyone curious about, grunt is high on the proiority list

    4 · June 3, 2014

    • Nigel A.

      I'll be recording audio to play on the podcast this week, the slides will be up also after the talk

      June 4, 2014

    • Nigel A.

      I'll tweet all the info later

      June 4, 2014

  • Michael J.

    Looks like a great one, wish I could make it!

    June 4, 2014

  • Kristie

    Is the meetup on Tuesday or Wednesday? Its showing up on my calendar on both days

    June 3, 2014

  • Clayton B.

    I would love to (finally) learn grunt!

    2 · June 2, 2014

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