Sampling the Stack

Please join us for our first meeting. The format is three short talks followed by Q&A.

Beer and Pizza will be kindly provided by our sponsor Pellucid Analytics.

Introduction to Asynchronous Web Programming with Scala and the Play Framework
Non-blocking and asynchronous programming is all the rage these days, and functional programming isn't far behind. We'll take a look at a simple non-blocking Node.js application, identify a problem, and see how the problem can be solved in Scala, a functional programming language, with the Play Framework, a web framework for Scala. This topic is meant to be an introduction into Scala and Play by allowing you to passively see a few features that might pique your interest. - Dustin Whitney @dustinwhitney

Change How You Change - Functional Reactive Programming in Javascript.
Code is written to produce value from the certainty of change by making changes. Whether its high-volume change in Node.js or highly-disparate change in the browser, Javascript development is about mapping one change to another. Modeling change, which is constant, as discrete events is hard. We'll look at how change itself can be modeled using Functional Reactive Programming and how it could make our lives a little easier. - Charles @charleskreps

Keep your Promises ... in the Browser and in Node.js
Promises help you to keep in check your asynchronous code by giving it structure and making error handling manageable without resorting to ugly "if" statements. - Franco Ponticelli @fponticelli

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  • Franco P.

    April 28, 2014

  • Mary

    Enjoyed it, next talk SignalR, Angular vs Knockout ? I can bring some snippets.

    April 12, 2014

    • Franco P.

      Sure thing ... do you want to have a lightning talk about that? Maybe 10 minutes with Q&A?

      April 12, 2014

    • Mary

      Yes anytime...i will be in better position to talk, as we are doing mvc5, bootstrap, jqueryui and telerik, and maybe signalr, and doing the tech assesment if that covers it, or if we need knockout :)

      April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the event also. In regards to determining future topics, you might consider starting a discussion on this meetup's message board requesting ideas, and then set up a poll for members to vote on the suggestions. I have seen this with other meetups.

    April 11, 2014

    • Franco P.

      Sounds like a great idea, please start suggesting ;)

      April 11, 2014

  • Greg Z.

    Good talks! Thanks for hosting

    April 10, 2014

    • Franco P.

      Thank you Greg, it was a pleasure and a lot of fun.

      April 11, 2014

  • Franco P.

    0x1A hours to the first meetup, see you there!

    April 9, 2014

  • Franco P.

    Only 13 spots left! This is an amazing response. I am sure we will learn a lot from this group.

    March 15, 2014

  • Moishe L.

    I wish I could be there but I'll be out of town! Will plan to make the next one.

    2 · March 14, 2014

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