Web Components with Polymer.js

Polymer.js is the new Javascript MV* framework from Google.  Polymer differentiates itself from existing frameworks by implementing the emerging Web Components standard.  This is a forward looking framework which values evolving the web over backward compatibility.  Bob, Peter and Ryan have kicked the Polymer.js tires and will demonstrate several applications using Polymer.

About our speakers:

Bob Lasch, Peter Wong and Ryan Gerry have worked together at Follett Software Company, Aon Hewitt and now on the startup, Data Mutanda.  Bob is a husband, father, and professional geek.  He has a BS Computer Science from UW Parkside, a MBA from Cardinal Stritch, and he still can't decide what to do when he grows up.  His daytime job is software development manager for Barclays.  His current passion is working on a new project, DataMutanda, with a very motivated and talented group of software developers.  Peter loves traveling the globe with his wife and bending JavaScript to his will. In Peter's previous lives, he worked on WebSphere App Server class loaders, VR training for John Deere welders, and those annoying [+] feedback buttons you see on some websites.  Peter currently works at Centro with Ryan Gerry.  Ryan is a founding member of Software Craftsmanship McHenry County and has been programming for on the web since the late 90's.  He started with Perl and then moved to Java.  Ryan currently programs in Ruby and JavaScript and tinkers with Scheme.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm giving a talk on the same subject in Indianapolis on Thursday. I figure it wouldn't hurt to see how you guys present it :)

    August 20, 2013

    • Ryan G.

      Jon, how did you talk go?

      August 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think it went alright - thanks for asking! The audience enjoyed your hangman game. I also made a simple example which takes speech input, searches for phrases like "I want a refund" or "let me speak to your supervisor" and uses g-ajax to send an ajax request if one of those phrases was found. I think the fact that this was possible in ~25 lines impressed :)

      August 25, 2013

  • Justin L.

    Sorry, no video. I'd swear quicktime worked differently when we tested it. I guess in the future I'll have to test interfaces multiple times to make sure it does what I think it's doing.

    August 21, 2013

    • Ryan G.

      Oh well, thanks for trying. If anyone with AV skills would like to volunteer to record the meeting on a regular basis I would be very appreciative.

      August 22, 2013

  • Raf R.

    Thanks for the presentation and introduction to this framework. The web components aspect that it is built upon was totally new to me. Thanks, and thanks to the sponsors that continue to support this great group.

    August 21, 2013

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