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AngularJS, pizza and drinks

The meeting this month will be sponsored by Justin Lowery, a front-end developer and owner of a web development and design company Cerebral Ideas. They have a full-time, long-term contract opportunity they're trying to fill, so if you are looking for a job change, this may be of interest to you. He will tell us about his company, and talk about why they chose AngularJS (a Javascript framework) for their front-end development needs.

There will be pizza, soft drinks, and wine.

The presentation will be no more than half an hour, and then we'll be able to work on our own projects and socialize until 9 pm, as usual.

Here is the synopsis of the presentation:

Choosing a JavaScript Framework, and Why I chose AngularJS

The most important thing in choosing a framework is the style, philosophy and methodology that the creators used to solve the common problems that modern, web-app development presents. Backbone, Ember, Angular and others have very different philosophies on what frameworks should do and how they should do it.

This talk will present ideas on how to choose the right JavaScript framework that suits you and your team.

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  • Elze H

    Justin Lowery told us what one should consider when picking a Javascript framework, and why he and his team picked Angular JS. Learning curve, size (which impacts load time AND running time), and the "opinionatedness" of a framework's API are among the most important criteria when deciding if you want to go with Backbone.js, Ember.js, Angular.js, or any other of dozens of frameworks. You also need to consider if you and the creator of the framework think similarly; if not, you will be fighting the API with every step. Lastly, it's important to know how active its creators are in the community of developers who use this API, and if the community itself is active and vibrant. Do they respond to questions, requests for help, bug reports soon? Here is my blog post about what I got out of the presentation, and how I (mostly a backend developer without much experience with front end) tried to make sense of it:

    July 3, 2013

  • maryam n.


    May 9, 2013

  • Kl H.

    Need a 2nd part for chance to see more angular in action.

    May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I learned a lot from the speaker and from the questions. Thanks so much.

    May 8, 2013

  • Jay K.

    Missed this because of the python class with PyLadiesATX :/ I won't be making All-Girl Hack Night for a few weeks!

    May 8, 2013

  • Yim

    Great to see you all

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    wish i could go. Wed. are my nights with the kiddo.

    April 22, 2013

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