AMD and CommonJS modules

  • October 5, 2011 · 7:00 PM
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The Asynchronous Module Definition [AMD] API and CommonJS are the future of Javascript modules, at least until we get official ES.next harmony modules. Even major toolkits like Dojo, jQuery, and MooTools have all announced they're moving to AMD format (or at least providing AMD compatibility).

But you don't have to wait until the future to use AMD and CommonJS right now, both in the browser and in Node!

At this meetup, we'll look at the module formats to understand how to create them, as well as the advantages they have over other, previous module patterns. Time permitting, we'll look at how to implement some common design patterns (singleton, decorator, adapter, etc) using AMD/CommonJS, and also look at the advantages of AMD loaders and build tools.

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  • Andy F.

    Great insights into key foundational issues around JavaScript...how to modularize and build large-scale software in JavaScript. Great stuff!

    October 6, 2011

  • Tim G.

    Topic was a Little over my head. Good to hear about it though, looking forward to the next one.

    October 6, 2011

  • John H.

    Great presentation. I'm looking to give AMD a try.

    October 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was awesome. I'm really excited to finally understand what is going on with AMD.

    October 6, 2011

  • Brian C.

    Thanks everyone for coming tonight. I had a great time! Definitely gonna try to make more of the meetups. Here are my slides from the AMD + CommonJS talk: http://briancavalier.com/presentations/pgh-js-amd-10-2011/

    October 5, 2011

  • Brian C.

    Cool, thanks Steve! See you all there.

    September 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    When you enter the drive to the Smith Micro building, make sure drive around to the far side and enter in through the double doors, immediately then turn left. The meeting will be at the end of that hallway. All the doors will be propped open.

    September 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is this in the building?

    September 28, 2011

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