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SFJS #26: Templates, Tests and Expert Coders

Link to Dave's Slides

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Harald Rudell will give an informal lightning talk titled Publishing Node God and Thoughts on Templating

Adam Christian will present on browser testing

Learn a bit about the available Javascript projects available for driving functional browser tests, how you can use headless modes and integrate with unit testing frameworks to save time and engineering effort. Outside contributions have rapidly brought my WD.js project to being a full featured supporter of the WebDriver JSON wire protocol, but there is a lot of work left to be done. I would also like to share some lessons and best practices we have learned about automated testing internally and working with the varied customer base at Sauce Labs.

Eric Elliott will present on Fluent JavaScript: Code Like a JavaScript Native

JavaScript looks familiar, but the similarity to other C-family languages is only skin deep. JavaScript's DNA comes from Scheme and Smalltalk. Developers approaching JavaScript from a Java or C++ perspective often code with an accent. If you drop the accent and take advantage of JavaScript's native features, your code can be much more flexible and robust.

Eric Elliott is the author of Programming JavaScript Applications,
available now as an early release from O'Reilly.

Microsoft is sponsoring the drinks.

Microsoft User Research is currently looking for Developers in the Bay Area to join us in a research session to explore new tools for developers to work efficiently, effectively, and have more fun. Discuss your requirements for efficient and effective tools and influence future Microsoft products.

These studies will take place on our Silicon Valley campus with two hour sessions starting Tuesday, June 26th. Each participant will be offered their choice of a $200 VISA gift cardor technical software, hardware or games from a list of our most popular products.

If this is something you are interested in, please reply to Gina at uccoord@microsoft.comwith the following information and I’ll contact you shortly thereafter:

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  • Harald R.

    Hi all,

    I put the very few slides I had up at


    Harald Rudell

    June 24, 2012

  • Scott R.

    I wasn't so interested in the JS Unit testing but unfortunately the schedule was changed and that came first. Unfortunately I couldn't stay for longer I really wanted to hear about the templating.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great session and learning experience

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good speakers, great space, good people to network with!

    June 20, 2012

  • Richard F.

    Anybody not going who RSVP'd yes who'd through me a bone ?... I mean a "ticket" ? I would really like to hear Eric Elliott this eve.

    June 19, 2012

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