Promises Are Awesome And You Should Use Them (April Meetup)

  • Apr 24, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Ongoing agenda:

6:30 - Food and merriment, with live code music from Mike Hodnick (@kindohm)

7:00 - Lightning Talks

7:30 - Main presentation(s)

"Promises Are Awesome And You Should Use Them" with Adam Terlson

Learn why promises are a great way to avoid Callback Hell and organize your asynchronous code.  Lots of code examples from jQuery, the q module for node.js, and more.  "A-sync" you'll have a great time! 

8:15/8:30 - Free time to discuss, network, hack, etc.

It's always a great event, hope to see you there!

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  • Mike H.

    Thanks so much for letting me make some live-coded noise before the meetup tonight. I hope to show a JavaScript-based live-coding lightning talk in the very near future. Here's the captured audio stream that you heard:

    I was using a Haskell-based DSL called "Tidal" to create all the sounds: I know it's not JavaScript - so I appreciate the group letting me hijack the social time to create some music.

    2 · April 25, 2014

    • Kevin W.

      Sorry I missed it, was upstairs at the workshop. Listening now...

      1 · April 25, 2014

  • Matthew L.

    Thanks for listening to my super quick blitz through loopalo. Here are the sweet sweet libs that helped me do a lot of the heavy lifting:
    -localforage for easy offline storage:
    -FileSaver to save SVG/Canvas/Text:
    -SnapSVG for SVG drawing:
    -SVG line "drawing" trick:
    -dat.GUI, that great premade controller thing:

    And of course the site:
    and repo(which will get less spaghettiish when I can get localforage to work with requireJS):

    2 · April 24, 2014

    • Baskin T.

      Thanks, Matthew for following up and providing the links. I will check them out.

      April 24, 2014

    • Marc G.

      @Matthew - as a fan of SVG, I thought your project was totally badass. Nice job and thanks for sharing with us!

      1 · April 25, 2014

  • Randall M.

    Will tonight's presentation be webcasted?

    April 24, 2014

    • Adam T.

      Hey Randall, I apologize that my talk wasn't casted for the web. I hope you find my slide deck (­...­) instructive, but I know it's not the same. If you have questions, please do reach out to me directly. Or if you want me to come and present to you and your company in person, my rates are very reasonable. ;)

      1 · April 24, 2014

    • Randall M.

      In order to preserve the integrity of the RSVP I showed anyway despite the worlds largest headache. However I'm glad I did, good presentation.

      1 · April 25, 2014

  • Michael B.

    Really solid, relevant content guys! Thanks!

    April 25, 2014

  • Adam T.

    Here are my slides from tonight: Github repo for starter Node app:

    If anyone has any questions or comments please get in touch! [masked]

    Thanks everyone for coming!

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • Baskin T.

    Excellent talk by Adam, really enjoyed his Promises talk. Exception handling, the callback hell were well explained. Samples and his git repo for starter up were well structured and followed through. Great style. I was also able to join his live# presentation via the browser link. That was very cool. He should mention that next time for others in the back of the room.

    1 · April 24, 2014

    • Adam T.

      Totally agreed on the #live function. Wish I knew about it! Ha!

      April 24, 2014

  • Jason M.

    Here's the link to the jQuery async confirm replacement code that I showed tonight:

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • Mike H.

    Hey all - Kevin, James, and Jason have agreed to let me perform some live-coded music tomorrow during the 6:30-7:00 Food & Merriment time. Live Coding === improvised audio made in real time with code. Looking forward to it!

    3 · April 23, 2014

  • Scott S.

    Going to the wild game tomorrow, gonna have to miss this.

    April 23, 2014

  • Kevin H.

    Adam, take a look at getify's "new JS employment quiz" - I "promise" that you will like it

    4 · April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not going to make it this month, but is there anything going on May 8-10th? I'll be in town for a frontendmaster's class and I'm looking for some fellow JS'rs to hang with in the area.

    April 14, 2014

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