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JavaScript Grievances / Web Components

Meetup starts at 6:30pm, with 30 minutes of social time. Beginning at 7pm, Mark Volkmann will present JavaScript Grievances:

Mark will walk us through a list of twenty or so of the most common complaints about JavaScript. The point is to show that few of them are serious issues. Most fall into these categories:

  • Don't occur in practice
  • Are avoided by using linting tools
  • Are addressed in ES6
  • Aren't real issues

After a short break, Matt Follett will give us an introduction to Web Components:

According to the W3C, "Web Components enable Web application authors to define widgets with a level of visual richness and interactivity not possible with CSS alone, and ease of composition and reuse not possible with script libraries today."

Open source projects such as Google Polymer and Mozilla's X-Tag are bringing this proposed set of standards to the browsers of today in the form of layered polyfill libraries; and some of the bleeding edge browser builds already feature native implementations of several pieces, including HTML Imports and Custom Elements.

Starting about 8:30pm, we'll move into a hacking session to experiment with the material that's been presented, and with JavaScript and Node.js in general.

Bitovi will be sponsoring complementary sodas and sandwiches, and you're welcome to BYOB, so come hungry, come thirsty, bring your laptop and be ready to code!

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  • Craig B.

    Really happy to have someone talk to us about the upcoming Web Components standards.

    November 22, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      I agree. I am excited about this new area of web technology.

      November 23, 2013

    • Matt F.

      Glad you looked it. It's pretty exciting.

      November 24, 2013

  • David J.

    This is going to be a good one. I'd make it if I could.

    November 21, 2013

  • Jeff G.

    Sorry I can't make it this month; a major deployment was pushed back to this Thursday, so I can't come this month. I'm still looking forward to joining you next year!

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are looking to hire a full-time, remote, JS dev at Bitovi.com - I will be at this meeting, so if you're looking for a new gig please come and let's talk.

    November 6, 2013

  • Jeff G.

    I'm looking forward to this meetup! It's been almost one year since I launched Server Check.in, so I'll be happy to share my thoughts on Node for different kinds of applications, and how I think Node fits into a web application's architecture.

    November 1, 2013

  • Doug M.

    Looking forward to it.

    September 11, 2013

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