"Writing software is too hard and it takes too long. It's time for a new way to write software — especially application software. This new way should be radically simple. It should make it possible to build a prototype in a day or two, and a real production app in a few weeks."
-- from the Meteor Mission
I'm very happy to introduce Phillip Jacobs and Jason Griffin, developers at TasteMade and organizers of Austin's Meteor meetup, who will be teaching us all about Meteor based on their own real-world use.
7p: Bleeding Edge Update
Latest and greatest news from the world of web apps.
7:30p: 10 Months with Meteor.js
• Mind shift - think of the database as running in the client, pub sub is for pushing a subset of your database to the client
• Criticisms - Fibers, NPM packages
• Pros - very quick development, very little server code
• Cons - deployment, SEO
• Good resources - Eventminded, Atmosphere, Meteor.com
9p: Iron Cactus
Everyone is welcome to meet afterwards a block over at Iron Cactus for a margarita and continued discussion!
Phillip Jacobs (@phillyqueso, [masked]) runs the Austin Meteor meetup. Lots of experience in enterprise web applications. Now with Tastemade working on our Meteor-powered platform.
Jason Griffin (@haircuttedfreak, [masked]) previously worked at Pluck, Demand Media, and is now at Tastemade. Built web apps for 15 years, managed teams large and small, and built the backend that powers eHow.com, Livestrong.com, and dozens of other sites.