Browserify and the Holy Grail of Web Dev with David Jsa

Lightning Talk:

Spencer Jobe: Build Custom HTML Tags with JavaScript (Not Shadow DOM)

Abstract:

For decades web developers have wrestled with having to write two very separate codebases for the client and the server. Data models, routing, HTML rendering, validations, and a whole host of other code must be written not just once for the server, but must be mirrored on the client in order to ensure that they're speaking the same language. Node.js was a step in the right direction - they're technically speaking the same language - but there still hasn't been a compelling answer to this issue of seperate codebases.

Enter Browserify, a tool which holds the promise to unite these codebases in ways web devs had only dreamed. The glorious unification of front and back-end code, the so-called "Holy Grail" of web development, is closer than ever before. We'll be talking about how Browserify is making huge strides in achieving this objective, as well as how it can make building even non-Node.js projects a whole lot easier.

Bio:

David is co-founder and Director of Architecture at Seelio, a higher ed services company dedicated to increasing a student's return on investment on their university education. David has been developing for the web since 2009, after an incredibly short lived career as a freelance video producer. David is interested in too many things and continues to be fascinated by the amazing world we live in, as well as by his amazing wife Amy.

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  • Chris D.

    Gulpjs github repo also has a much more straightforward example. https://github.com/gulpjs/gulp/blob/master/docs/recipes/fast-browserify-builds-with-watchify.md

    October 14

  • Chris D.

    For those curious on how to use Gulp + Browserify, here's an example: http://viget.com/extend/gulp-browserify-starter-faq (erased the other comment, vinyl-source-stream's browserify example is a little out dated)

    October 14

  • Mike W.

    Spencer's lightning talks was "cuel" as well.

    October 14

  • Mike W.

    Oh, and the food was super yummy...

    October 14

  • Mike W.

    Outstanding presentation. Nicely paced, great content and excellent speaker skills. +1 for not running long as well.

    October 14

  • Dmitry T.

    My first time attending SEM JS, really positive experience. Planning on making this meet-up each month. And thanks to David for the great talk, really well done and lots of very good information.

    1 · October 14

  • Jerrett E.

    Thanks for everyone that was able to come by Knights after last nights meeting. It was nice to see some old friends and meet some new ones. Thanks to Brian, Dennis and John for continuing their hard work!

    Jerrett

    2 · October 14

  • Rondi

    Very well done

    October 14

  • Spencer J.

    Thanks to SEM.js for another cool event and David Jsa for a great presentation.

    2 · October 13

  • Preston D.

    This was my first time attending a SEM.JS event, and it was extremely informative and inspiring! Thank you to the hosts, sponsors, presenters. It was nice meeting you all, and I'm looking forward to the next time!

    1 · October 13

  • Jerrett E.

    Hey everyone. Some of you have met us at previous events and I hope to meet many more of you. Wanted to give you the heads up that Vaco will be hosting a happy hour at Arbor Brewing to follow the SEM.js meeting on October 13th (next Monday). We hope you can join us in conversation and networking with the attendees of this meeting. Please contact me with any questions at [masked] or 734.223.3136. This will be a very casual time, none of the standard recruiting talk. Just a fun time to unwind with a beer after the event.

    Hope you can join us!

    Jerrett

    1 · October 8

    • Brian G.

      Thanks, Jerrett! Sounds like fun!

      October 8

    • Mike B

      Thanks Jerrett!

      October 13

  • Alissa H.

    Thanks Dennis and Brian for organizing a great talk this evening! Looking forward to future ones!

    October 13

  • vcarl

    I'll be a bit late, coming from Dearborn.

    October 13

  • Dennis B.

    Why the waitlist?
    We have the waitlist to accommodate the fire code at the venue. We don't make this number up, though we have adjusted over time to account for members that RSVP but do not show up.

    Because of this, if you have reserved a spot, please make sure to update your RSVP as soon as you know you will not make it. This group is large enough that the waitlist is encountered often. But the "scarcity" of the confirmed RSVP has created some early rush on spots. Things come up for all of us, we just ask that you keep the RSVP in mind when you can't make it. It stinks when you get the notice that you are no longer on the waitlist an hour before the meeting. Keeping these updated helps everyone plan better.

    1 · October 13

    • Jay W.

      When you release your RSVP, within an hour before the meeting, you'd get your $ back.

      October 13

    • Jay W.

      @Brian Genisio - This is a good idea. I think I shall do that by buying you a beer every meeting.

      1 · October 13

  • Jerrett E.

    Happy Hour change of venue.....

    We're changing the location for the Vaco happy hour to Knights Steakhouse next to Barracuda. Arbor Brewing was unable to guarantee space and the fine people at Knights have plenty to spare. We'll be there from 8:00 until 9:30 for anyone that can make it.

    Please contact me directly with any questions; [masked] or 734.223.3136.

    Look forward to seeing everyone!

    Jerrett

    1 · October 13

    • Christopher S.

      This is common whenever we go to ABC. Glad to see another venue in the mix.

      October 13

  • Suby R.

    Hiya, how does the waitlist work? Is 90 the max occupancy, we come and wait for no-shows?

    October 6

    • Dennis B.

      Hey Suby, posted a message in the main thread to make sure more notifications get triggered.

      1 · October 13

  • Kevin D.

    I assume it's Browserify. Though if it really is Broserfy, I'll get to learn even more, since I've never heard of that project :)

    1 · July 25

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