NOTE: This meetup date has changed to Dec. 3rd.
Knowing how to effectively debug your application is a critical skill, yet many developers don't spend much time digging deeply into this area. Debugging really is an art, and the tools to debug web apps in particular have come a long way in the past few years. If you spend any time developing and debugging web applications you'll find this meeting very interesting!
SPONSOR SHOUT OUT
This meetup will have pizza and drinks provided by CM First. CM First is a Sencha Select partner with an office here in Austin. They have deep Sencha Touch and Ext JS experience, with a special focus on IBM i/z enterprise back ends. If you would like to find out more, John Rhodes is a long-time member of our group and would be happy to speak with you. Thanks to them for sponsoring!
7p: Bleeding Edge Update / traceGL Demo
7:30p: Performance Analysis using Chrome DevTools (Renuka Rajan)
Discussion of using chrome debugging tools to narrow down and expose the parts of applications that need performance tuning. Specifically, we'll focus on isolating problems in the client related to network latency or issues that could be attributed to memory consumption on the server side (for instance).
Renuka has worked on all aspects of the software development life cycle at some point or another. Prior to the current role, she was Engineering Manager at Nokia L&C. You can reach her on Twitter at @renukarajan2013
7:45p: Dive into Firefox Developer Tools (Ryan Stinnett, Mozilla)
The state of developer tools in Firefox has come a long way since Firebug was released in 2006. A great developer experience is critical, and to that end we've been hard at work building the next generation of developer tools directly into Firefox itself. We'll take a look at some of the highlights of those tools, and also look at a preview of upcoming features.
Ryan is a Senior Engineer on the Firefox Developer Tools team at Mozilla. He is passionate about improving the web developer experience through better tooling and improved workflows. Prior to Mozilla, he was a Sr. Engineer at Mass Relevance and Bazaarvoice. You can reach him on Twitter at @jryans.
After: Join us for a beer a block over at Buffalo Billiards to continue the discussion!