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SFJS #35: Ember and Xiki Prototyping

Tom Dale presents: Building URL-Driven Apps with Ember.js

Many web developers are seeing the benefits of moving their application logic to the browser, allowing them to create interactive experiences that users love. A new generation of JavaScript frameworks has emerged to make this even easier.

But many of these frameworks forget about the key feature that made the web in the first place: the URL! In this session, you'll see you how Ember's router puts URLs front and center. You'll also see how embracing convention over configuration leads to compact, predictable, and testable code.

 

Craig Muth presents: Prototyping the Xiki Way

Live demo: using Xiki to learn and use new Javascript libraries in a matter of seconds. Node, D3, and three.js will be demoed.  In Xiki you just type the name of a library and double-click on it.  It guides you through running and modifying working examples just by clicking. Sounds like a fancy GUI right?  Nope, it's all text.  Which means you can modify or copy and paste anything at any time.  It also means it's trivial to make your own prototype interfaces, just by typing them out, and making them interactive with javascript.  Xiki is the shell console reimagined. Type notes, prototype, and program in one place. Some of the Wiz-Bang features of the new version of Xiki will be demoed as well, like typing things to controlling the browser, to simplify web development, and the new web-based installer.


SFJS #35 FAQ:

  • Q: Will there be food?
    A: Not this time. 

  • Q: What about beer?
    A: Depends if there is any left in the keg.

  • Q: Really, could the meetup organizers finish an entire keg before any attendees show up?
    A: No comment.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic presentations on xiki and ember!

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting technologies; something very today and something that might be whats up 2moro.

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentations -- fast-paced and packed a lot of content into 45 minutes each.

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, can I park my car anywhere nearby? Thanks!

    July 9, 2013

  • Mark C.

    eek. have to miss, conflict. wish I could go :( hope someone else can get in.

    July 9, 2013

  • Matthew Y.

    Cannot attend tonight, coding objective c, just accepted enterprise mobile ios architect career

    July 9, 2013

  • Edward M.

    Guest = Maria Low

    July 3, 2013

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