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You've Decided! Beginners Guide to HTML5 apps (HTML5 client side, Nodejs server)

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If you're not coming but are down to attend, please edit your RSVP to allow those on the waiting list to attend.

FYI Doors open 6, will start the talk at 6:30.

Skills Matter will be managing registrations for this event. You must therefore register on the SM event page here - http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/ajax-ria/beginners-guide-to-html5-apps

UPDATE

Ok guys - judging from the comments and the mailing list responses, as is often the case, it seems best to start at the beginning! :) To this end I've decided to give a Beginners Guide to creating HTML5 apps utilising HTML5 on the client side and Nodejs for the server.

To explain my thinking, a lot of people were interested in Node and whilst technically Node isn't part of the HTML5 spec, it is increasingly being used by "all the trendy kids" ;-) It does also utilise Javascript which is obviously the primary language for this sort of thing. So what I'll do is show some basic client/server communication and essentially how we do things at Boss Level and make the whole thing a Q&A session with code examples.

For those of you wanting something a little "meat-ier", I'm more than happy to do a follow-up talk or two later in the year, in fact depending on demand and commitments, I may even make it into a whole series.

Anyway, hope to see you on the 20th :)

Nick

Dear Fellow HTML5-er’s

First up, let’s start with an apology. 2013 has so far been a ridiculously busy one for the Boss Level peeps and we just haven’t had the bandwidth to arrange the kind of talks to do our members justice; for that I apologise. However the good news is we’re looking to rectify that as of now :) Our good friends at Skills Matter have kindly allowed the third Wednesday of each month to be L-HTML5-UG night and I thought I’d kick off the season by giving a talk myself. However the only problem is I can’t decide on what to talk about so I thought I’d throw the question open to the group as a whole.

For those of you who don’t know what we do, we’re a digital startup using the latest web technologies to create massively multi-player games playable on desktops, mobiles, tablets and TVs. We use a HTML5 front-end stack with NodeJS on the backend (+ Redis, Mongo, Socket.IO etc, the usual stuff). So I’m happy to talk about:

• A beginner’s guide to HTML5 / NodeJS / Making HTML5 games / Modern day client/server architecture
• A more advanced guide to HTML5 / NodeJS / Making HTML5 games / Modern day client/server architecture
• Client / Server side best practice for stuff like this
• / Graphics and other shiny “bells and whistles” stuff
• Deploying on Amazon Web Services
• Development tools, practices, experiences

These would be technical with code samples unless anyone wants me to talk about, for example, freemium business models or social gameplay.

If anyone has requests (or different ideas) please just post them in the comments below and once we have some sort of consensus I’ll update the title.

All the best and hopefully see you on the 20th :)

Nick

Ps If you are interested in what we’ve been doing, have a look at the link below; yep it is a shameless plug but hey, you don’t have to click it ;-)

Boss Level - Scavengers Tech Info

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This session was fantastic. Many thanks to Nick for running it - you are a better teacher than you give yourself credit for. The only sad thing was that we didn't have time to dive into the client-side websockets code and the server-side nodeJS code. Looking forward to the next one - a deeper dive?

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Adrian L.

    Where can we get a play on the game?

    March 20, 2013

    • Adrian L.

      Was it enough that I entered my email into the email field and clicked submit? I got no feedback on whether I was successful.

      March 21, 2013

    • Adrian L.

      Awesome!

      March 21, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Hey all, the recording from last night is available at http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/ajax-ria/beginners-guide-to-html5-apps/mh-6830

    March 21, 2013

  • Lg

    I was hoping to get some HTML coding introduction, source code samples and integration with Node JS. Maybe lack of time? Looking for a new session.
    About Nick, good teacher, well done. Thanks.

    March 21, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    Was there time to talk about Node JS or that for another talk? Hopefully the video will be online shortly.

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of information thrown in with HTML5 keywords, a great insight in an introduction to HTML5!

    March 21, 2013

  • Eddy L C R.

    Very informative. Shame it finished so quickly!

    March 21, 2013

  • ij

    Tonight's meetup exposed aspects of new technologies, methodologies and best practices I'd henceforth include in my work processes. Well done, Nick!

    March 20, 2013

  • Yann

    Confirmation came too late... Can't make it anymore... Wating for the next meetup...

    March 20, 2013

  • George S.

    Have to work until late :(

    March 20, 2013

  • Lewis N.

    Got to work, dammit

    March 20, 2013

  • Perry

    Really looking forward to this! See you there

    March 20, 2013

  • Chris J.

    Have to work late :( hope you all have a great evening

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sadly, after get my spot on the waiting list I can not do it. It's a little bit late and I already had other plans for this evening :(

    Hop that you enjoy it! And see you in the next one!

    March 20, 2013

  • Andrew P.

    Hate not to go, and it's looking very likely that I can't go - so I'll offer my place rather than wait til the last minute :(

    March 20, 2013

  • ij

    Nothing like some JS/HTML5 hackery to spice up the evening! Tonight's goin be smashing. Can't wait!

    March 20, 2013

  • Rich S.

    Had to pull out of this. Hope someone can take my place.

    March 20, 2013

  • Nico

    Hi,
    just wondering whether we will need a laptop with a working NodeJS environment working (or anything else?).
    Thanks,
    Nico

    March 20, 2013

  • Scott G.

    Sorry guys, i'm going to have to give this one a miss. Have a good session, i'll check out the video later online.

    March 20, 2013

  • Gen A.

    Hi, I can't attend the meetup tomorrow, so if you are on the waiting list - one place has been freed up.

    March 19, 2013

  • Peter M S.

    I'm double booked, so I'm changing my RSVP, so whoever on the waiting list act fast :)

    March 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think that they are provided by order... I am the 30. I wish that another 29 people double booked ;)

      March 19, 2013

  • Bharathy

    front end developer

    March 19, 2013

  • Dil

    Cant wait

    March 19, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    Will this session be videoed and put online? Thanks

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Michael R. L.

    The topic sounds very inspirational, and JS-Node for beginners gives the right taste. I am really looking forward to it ...

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Graphics would be nice, or deploying on AWS.

    March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've been asked a lot about aws recently, so would also like to see talks on this

      March 7, 2013

  • Nico

    Being mostly a backend developer, I would love to know something about HTML5, hence an intro to HTML5 would be great for me!

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi there, am a bit new to all this so for me the 'beginners guide' would be great.

    3 · March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes I agree, beginner's guide to HTML5 and NodeJS seperately!

      March 7, 2013

    • Sam C.

      Would love to know how to go about making a simple network game, after seeing it done with node.js at a recent hack.

      March 7, 2013

  • ij

    I'm all for both- "A beginner’s guide to HTML5 / NodeJS / Making HTML5 games / Modern day client/server architecture" and "Graphics and other shiny “bells and whistles” stuff"... Wouldn't mind having both back to back, on different event days. (:

    2 · March 6, 2013

  • Quinton J S.

    intermediate guide to HTML5/NodeJS stack and the use of web sockets - best practices surrounding this.

    Any takers???

    2 · March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, I vote for beginner's overview.

      2 · March 6, 2013

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