February 6, 2014 · 6:30 PM
Gerred Dillon will speak about ES6 generators
The past few years have held a lot in terms of handling callback hell within Node. From simple, pure callbacks and event emitters to advanced techniques such as promises and streams, a lot of energy has been placed into hiding the ugly insides of Node's evented nature. An end is now in sight: co-routines or generators provide a level of abstraction that allows code to look synchronous and implement simple, easy-to-follow flow control. Everything from lazy sequences to advanced web frameworks all become possible far easier than ever before. This talk will be an introduction and deep-dive on generators, how to use them today, and a successor to Express (Koa.js) that looks to leverage this feature for all it is worth.
Pizza and Drinks @ 6:30pm and Talk start at 7pm