Debugging Tools

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!

AGENDA

7p: Bleeding Edge Update / traceGL Demo

Latest and greatest news from the world of web apps.  Plus a demo of traceGL, a tool specifically designed to help visualize the execution of your code.  Especially useful for debugging performance issues and asynchronous code. From the developer: "With traceGL you can see all JavaScript codeflow, in a high performance webGL visualiser. Its like an oscilloscope, for code."

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!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance the meetup will be recorded (even via Google Hangout)? I would love to attend but I cannot.

    If not, I'd love to see some slides if they could be provided after the fact!

    2 · December 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Any word on a recording or slides? I'd love to see what was presented in any way!

      December 6, 2013

    • Corey B.

      I did film it but haven't had a chance to transfer it off the camera yet. No promises on quality... camera placement was a little tricky (mostly since we had to use the built-in mic). I'll put it up on YouTube as soon as I have a chance. In the meantime, I believe at least some of the slides have been posted to http://github.com/thi...­.

      December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great! Many thanks to everyone who made this happen.

    December 3, 2013

  • Bill R.

    Well it looks like I am also not going to make it so hopefully this is not too late for someone to get my spot. Next time.

    December 3, 2013

  • Lyle D.

    Last minute change of plans alert. Spot open

    December 3, 2013

  • Paul H.

    Stuck in mid stream holiday traveling, so will yield my spot. I'm *really* hoping there will be a way to see this later on video. :)

    December 3, 2013

  • Keith B.

    Changed to No. Have to travel next week so I can't make it.

    November 29, 2013

  • Lyle D.

    How's this waiting list supposed to work?

    November 29, 2013

    • Corey B.

      As slots open up (i.e. someone changes their RSVP from "yes" to "no"), the next person on the wait list will get the slot. Typically there are folks who can't make it at the last minute. We appreciate it when those who know they will no longer make it change their RSVP, freeing a space for someone who can make it.

      1 · November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

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    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N7FYZXG

    November 18, 2013

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