Node-JS-OC Main Meetup 2013.12(GruntJS,pack­age mgrs,& related tools; REST API)+

{MX63SX=event description

{MX6417=As always, BRING YOUR LAPTOPS.}
{MXNS8C=EVERYONE, Kindly Avoid Private Messaging (as calls,emails, &even SMS) and instead POST OFTEN & PROPERLY --please read, especially: 
* one thread per topic & one topic per thread and most immediately, please:
(1) Post Topics, Presentations, Events, Qs, Jobs, & Announcements you want and
(2) RSVP (& if MAYBE, say YES till certain NO)
.
}
{MXNS38=Recurring Agenda: MXMCOM.}

{MXNTUA=Occurrence 2013.12.11(Wed#2)18:30-21:30 aka http://meetu.ps/24GkTF :
{MX6417=Main topic: JavaScript (mostly NodeJS) construction tools, specifically: package managers (as npm & Browserify) + loaders (dynamic+static; list), build automation (as GruntJS with GruntJS presentation by member Benjamin Wasilewski 

http://vimeo.com/65014958

and Jake), scaffolding (as Grunt's & Yo), & combos (as Yeoman), & breakdowns =MX6417}

{MX65GO=Additional presentation: Node Restful API server, by member Jim Hunter}=MXNTUA}

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{MWC6OU=What are these codes as “MWC6OU” on this paragraph? They're short IDs to uniquely-reference, date-stamp, and portably-track most any point, item, or content.)}
{MX63TR=Event listing history, in order (mostly just for leader use):
{MX63UM=Assistant organizer DestinyArchitect authored this listing except where & if it notes.=MX63UM}
{MX63UO=At our 2013.11 main meeting, I created this listing, starting by picking the date then copying that one, then solicited & got & added-in comments 2 starter presentations (Grunt & Restful)=MX63UO}
{MX63UP=Renamed from q(Main Meeting) to present(Main Meeting 2013.12: package managers, builders, loaders, & more); codified all points; added points: MX63SX,MX6417,MX65GO,MWC6OU,MX63TR; improved point MX65GI; organized; pst2013.12.02Mon0011 =MX63UP}
{MX65GP=Extended automatic RSVP Qs from 1 to 6; pst2013.12.02Mon0054 =MX65GP}
{MX65GQ=Found & added-into-MX6417 a relevant video (Grunt); pst2013.12.02Mon0102=MX65GQ}
{MXMDHH=Notably extended agenda to MXMCOM; pst2013.12.10Tue1823 =MXMDHH}
{MXNRN4=Notably reduce the size of this listing & its copies by factoring out text which will repeat and/or be useful beyond it, specifically: in MX65GP, in MXMDHH,    MXMCOM to MXNS38 link; add MXNS8C; esp now that standard stuff is small, move after it MX6417; MX65GO: update status (happening) & reorder with pic; still constructing}
{MXO5XH= formatting cleanup; MXNTUA: added this wrapper; title: from(Main Meeting 2013.12: package managers, builders, loaders, & more) to present as as that gives context (group name) plus can be repeated; as we have to start planning for future meetings now and its formatted so Ok to dup, set event repeat tentatively from q(No Repeat) to 2nd Wed; change Attendee Limit from spurious "999" to realistic "30" and turned on Waiting List; pst2013.12.11Wed1731}
=MX63TR}=MX63SX}

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  • Greg Lane

    Great job with this meetup, Ben and Jim!

    December 13

  • DestinyArchitect

    Tentative Presentation: Restful API server in Node http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No...­ & Express http://expressjs.com/­ & MongoDB http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo...­ , originally a production SMS server, by member Jim Hunter http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/me...­ (thanks, Jim!) --put all on that here in this thread.

    November 20

    • DestinyArchitect

      Thx for the update, Jim!
      *-especially this post to us all & and in the right place! -your presentation thread. Indeed I feature this your reply post at http://meetup.com/Nod...­
      *Delighted you're really going to do this!
      *And “conduct our own voting using your cell phone”? -ultra cool!
      *As useful, so please do, include the URL for any keyword, per(read) MXO29F of http://meetup.com/Nod...­ .In ur case:
      **MongoDB http://en.wikipedia.o...­
      ***and not much-more-scalable CouchDB http://en.wikipedia.o...­ ??
      ***Couch isn't hyped as much but looks better, including unlike MongoDB (last I checked), it also runs on mobile (as http://PouchDB.com­ ) and as many data centers, as one can partition
      **Bootstrap https://npmjs.org/pack...­
      **Knockout http://NodeKnockout.c...­
      **Socket.IO http://socket.io­
      -cool stuff! Updated listing (item MXNRN4) to happening!

      December 11

    • Jim Hunter

      I have used CouchBase and I like MongoDB much better. They are both document centric but MongoDB is much easier to search for items. CouchBase only has Map/Reduce whereas MongoDB has Map/Reduce + Find and a few other handy features. And MongoDB handles replication in a better fashion. The only feature that I am not a big fan of with MongoDB is that all data is held in memory. This makes for extremely fast searches, but also limits the amount of data that can be saved on any one server. Sharding the data to many servers is not do difficult to do to help resolve this memory limit issue.
      Just my $.02

      December 12

  • Jim Hunter

    I took away a lot of information on things that I have not yet tried in Node. I need to be learning these things in order to further my Node experience.

    December 12

  • DestinyArchitect

    Presentation: GruntJS http://GruntJS.com­ by 6-month user & now big fan member Benjamin Wasilewski­ http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/me...­ (thanks, Ben!) --put all on that here in this thread.

    November 20

    • DestinyArchitect

      “A Better Workflow with Grunt, by Ben Wasilewski 
      .. we'll be learning Grunt[ URL above] a Javascript Task Runner that can speed up your front-end development workflow. ..discussing the basics like javascript hinting[ http://JSHint.com­ ?], linting[ http://en.wikipedia.o...­) ], file concatenation and CSS preprocessors (SASS[ http://en.wikipedia.o...­) ], LESS[ http://en.wikipedia.o...­) ]). [& more ]If the group wants to dig deeper. Check out.. example code[, “my bare-bones example”]: https://github.com/bwa...­ more at the meeting! BRING YOUR LAPTOPS!!”
      *-quotin Ben's 00:11 email2me,&merging w/his top-level cmt,(instead“-put all on that here in this thread ”,&per http://meetup.com/Nod...­ ),then addin keyword URLs per http://meetup.com/Nod...­ MXO29F
      *-Way2go,Ben! Grt topic,even a Github;very nice!

      December 11

    • DestinyArchitect

      Eddie posted quote: heres link to ben's github grunt starter:
      https://github.com/bwa...­...­ [URL above]

      tldr;
      npm install -g grunt
      git clone [masked]:bwasilewski/gru­nt-s­tarter.git
      cd grunt-starter
      npm install

      December 11

  • DestinyArchitect

    EVENT LISTING
    *Since last meeting & especially today I've heavily updated it to improve it, including:
    **shorting it, especially the parts which will repeat, by instead factoring out and linking to most all text “which will repeat and/or be useful beyond it” per item MXNRN4
    **Adding the very important item “MXNS8C=EVERYONE, ..”
    **Adding links to essential repeating info, & writing that.
    *PLEASE READ, including its bolded links, for this meeting and next, for info all will need, and post comments in the appropriate sub-topic else here. Thanks.
    (AND DON'T FORGET, BRING YOUR LAPTOPS!)

    December 11

    • DestinyArchitect

      *This listing's URL: http://meetup.com/Nod...­
      *The listing is missing a smallest point: a link to the event listing RSVP Qs (say in case one had Qs of Qs), currently http://meetup.com/Nod...­ ,which I've fixed in the upcoming listings in point MXODW9.
      *OUR NEXT OCCURRENCE is http://meetup.com/Nod...­ (2014.01); please read that:
      **To see how the listing replicates
      **To of course RSVP, and to post topics & presentations & more! -pick your topics now
      ***Abdullah http://meetup.com/Nod...­ especially, follow up there with your presentation thread ;
      **Be sure end each thread topic with “--put all on that here in this thread”

      December 11

  • Edward Kim

    heres link to ben's github grunt starter:
    https://github.com/bwasilewski/g...­

    tldr;
    npm install -g grunt
    git clone [masked]:bwasilewski/grunt-starter­.git
    cd grunt-starter
    npm install

    December 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you guys are anxious to get started, feel free to check out my bare-bones example on Github: https://github.com/bwasilewski/g...­

    December 10

    • DestinyArchitect

      Following up there, again I've copied this and please redirect to, including post all Replies to, not here but the existing thread for this http://meetup.com/Nod...­ ; and for future, Ben & all, again, please follow one-thread-per-topic http://meetup.com/Nod...­ (which this motivated me to write :-)

      December 11

  • karl gierach

    interesting topics... looking forward to it!

    December 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all, looking forward to coming in tomorrow and talking to you all about more powerful workflows using Grunt for front-end development. See you tomorrow!

    December 10

    • DestinyArchitect

      *Delighted to hear, Ben! Looking forward to it!
      *Also please redirect this & replies the existing thread on this topic http://meetup.com/Nod...­ ­ where it should go 
      **Note to all: it's important for all to post in the right place (as under its thread) as Meetup makes it impossible for anyone, even admin, to move a post if it's not the right place.

      December 10

  • DestinyArchitect

    HOURS & AGENDA --put all on that here in this thread
    *Now more of both! Now to 9:30pm(3hrs) and with an exciting feature-packed & proven agenda.
    **From our official event description above, quote: {MXMDHH=Based on my calling superior-leader Edward Kim http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/me...­ just now and getting his verbal approval plus his nice enthusiasm for these improvements , I updated the meeting end time from 8:30pm(2hrs) to 9:30pm(3hours) and updated {MX65GI=Rough agenda: ..=MX65GI} to new MXMCOM[ next].. };

    December 10

    • DestinyArchitect

      *from our event description updated, quote:{MXMCOM=Agenda: ba­sed on feedback & leader review: (this initial time compressed into 3hours)  {this proven 4-hour agenda (note the website is temporarily having CSS problems) http://1.jothere.com/...­ } which has proven very successful for years for OCAndroid  http://meetup.com/OCA...­ & OCPython http://meetup.com/OCP...­ , regularly causing members get so involved in the event that they don't want to leave, even at closing & even gather outside when the venue closes, often staying 5hrs, sometimes more. The agenda does, in order: (setup+(socializing&­networking))+introductio­ns+(news&Qs)+(presen­tations: small & sweet & regularly many & by attendees themselves, sometimes spontaneous)+(finally: group training or positive-hacking as each attendee prefers).=MXMCOM}
      *This thread's URL: http://meetup.com/Nod...­

      December 10

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