Building Prototypes with Node, Angular, & Web Components

I have been working on html prototypes for our applications here at 3Pillar Global using Node, Angular, and Web Components. I'd like to give a review of the process, the challenges, and how it evolved. Also, how each technology we chose helped us to quickly get up and running.

At 3Pillar we have agreed that the prototype's purposes were never about reusable code but more about setting a visual roadmap to demonstrate work the functionality and navigation should do. It means we have to be fast and dirty.

"The prototype is more a representation of what the product COULD be to determine whether it should be built and to inform the design"
-Sean Osborne, 3Pillar Global Product Manager -

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  • Reita S.

    What's the URL for the deck?

    January 23, 2014

  • Drew K.

    Is there a video - I'd like to share with a co-worker. Great talk!

    January 24, 2014

    • Erik I.

      not posted yet but Will Sherlin is working on it. Probably early next week

      January 24, 2014

    • Erik I.

      I posted the URL in another comment. Here it is in case you missed it.
      http://youtu.be/WfAt3...­

      January 25, 2014

  • Jay B.

    While I thought the presenter did a good job with his topic, the topic was poorly titled and misleading. I convinced a few members of my team new to angular development to attend, since we'll be doing prototyping with node and angular, only to have no node or angular presented other than a mention that the presenter used them. I may have attended had I known it was really a presentation about Polymer and web components, but I would not have encouraged a team, who cannot use web components for at least a year due to browser constraints, to attend.

    3 · January 23, 2014

    • William

      Thanks for the feedback, Jay, and for your response, Erik.

      January 24, 2014

    • Jay B.

      It's great to hear there might be more coming. I'd love to see some details of node and angular working together. Thanks!

      1 · January 25, 2014

  • Erik I.

    Here is the presentation on YouTube -> http://ow.ly/sW4mS

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Will L.

    I had no idea about Web Components! This is exciting for front end developers

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • Erik I.

      Indeed. It's an exciting time to be a web developer. Thanks for coming Will

      January 24, 2014

  • Scott P

    The presenter had a ton of information to share and kept my interest the whole time. I couldn't help but take notes to checkout things that I hadn't yet used. I have already begun to pick up and enjoy polymer after checking it out when I got home. I want to see more talks like this, especially if all of the presenters are as nice and chill as Erik Isaksen was last night. Thanks Nova node and Fluencia!

    2 · January 24, 2014

    • Erik I.

      Scott - thank you so much for coming. I'm glad you are enjoying polymer and web components. :)

      January 24, 2014

  • Nevin H.

    Terrific! I Erik simply redefined my thinking about prototyping; I hadn't ever seen that depth and breadth on the topic before. Most hackathons in town should probably do more prototyping like that.

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • Erik I.

      Nevin - thank you. I would love to see prototyping style hackathons. More ideas tested at a faster pace. :)

      January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great insight into an up and coming technology. Thanks for presenting Erik!

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • Erik I.

      Thank you! I had a great time

      January 24, 2014

  • Alan N.

    Excellent presentation. It is one thing to watch a Google video on Web Component, it is an entirely different experience to hear someone actually using it in practice.

    Would have been better if the presentation font size is bigger. ... Alan

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Erik I.

    Thanks Fluencia and everyone who attended!

    January 24, 2014

    • William

      Thanks for doing the talk, Erik!

      1 · January 24, 2014

  • Evan O.

    Can't make it tonight after all. Too bad, I'm a big fan of Angular, and of course the Fluencia/SpanishDict team.

    See everyone next time!

    January 23, 2014

    • William

      Catch you next time, Evan!

      January 24, 2014

  • Peter D.

    Really good presentation. Erik really knows his stuff.

    January 24, 2014

  • Erik I.

    Thanks Fluencia! Is anyone providing food?

    December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      +1 for veggie pizza. :-)

      January 21, 2014

    • Erik I.

      That's great! Thanks.

      January 21, 2014

  • Ravi M.

    Sorry for posting here, please support this book on kickstarter..... http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1481186095/full-stack-javascript-scalable-web-development-wit

    January 19, 2014

  • Erik I.

    Most of the focus will probably be on the web components piece.

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Blick

    Looking forward to it

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Caroline W.

    Hey guys, we're happy to host at the Fluencia offices. We've got a dedicated meetup space that would be perfect.

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • Erik I.

      You rock!

      December 12, 2013

    • Eric

      This is going to be awesome.

      December 12, 2013

  • Erik I.

    Still looking. If anyone has a place let me know

    December 11, 2013

    • Tony B.

      I'll ask around. What are the parameters (time of day, duration, group size, etc)?

      December 12, 2013

  • Tony B.

    Any thoughts on a venue yet?

    December 11, 2013

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