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SFJS #30

This meetup is sponsored and hosted by Rackspace. Did you know that Rackspace is hiring?

Jan-Christoph Borchardt will present Unhosted

Unhosted is a movement to free people from the web’s monopolies. Personal documents are decoupled from client-side web apps, synced and portable through the open remoteStorage protocol, which combines Webfinger, OAuth, CORS and GET, PUT, DELETE on any key-value store. It enables developers to easily plug in a backend for users and storage which is per-user and decentralized. Users have their documents & identity at a provider they trust, in control of their data, and don’t need new accounts for every service anymore.

Harald Rudell will present webfiller and tagfinder

Webfiller and tagfinder are two node.js modules that inserts data, styling and attributes into pure html5 text prior to adding the markup to the page. The solution also has the benefits of dual-side rendering, integration with Express and organized source files.

Dave Edelhart's talk has been postponed to September 5.

Dave Edelhart will present Rapid Application Development with Nuby Express

Nuby Express extends Express and a host of supplemental libraries to provide an extensible, maintainable, testable framework for rapid development in Node. Incorporating the best learned lessons from frameworks such as Zend, Drupal, Express, and Rails, Nuby Express is an OS project designed to enable Node newcomers to ease their way into large project creation and maintenance. Nuby is designed to ba a "glue" framework for frontend frameworks like Angular and Backbone, and comes with extensive templating and monitoring tools to promote introspection into framework-wide resources.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks - might also want to tweet to @sfjavascript

    September 20, 2012

  • Jan-Christoph B.

    Hey again! At the meetup, I also briefly showed our project "Terms of Service; Didn’t Read", where we rate website Terms of Service:

    Since many of you had heard about it then and were excited, I figured I should let you know that we just started a donation campaign to drive the project forward:

    Please join in and forward it to your friends. And let me know if you have any questions. Thank you so much!

    September 20, 2012

  • Jan-Christoph B.

    Hey, thanks again for having me! Here are some notes from the unhosted talk and additional information:

    General info about the movement:
    More info on the remoteStorage protocol & library:

    Test out the first unhosted web apps:
    Friends#Unhosted, the first unhosted social network:
    Share your stuff on
    For notes use
    Photo app using WebRTC and remoteStorage:
    (On the former two, you can add me as friend, my remoteStorage address is [masked])

    Also check out our project to rate web service terms: Terms of Service; Didn’t Read at

    If you want to contribute, join our mailinglists:!forum/unhosted!forum/tosdr
    And find us on IRC in #unhosted and #tosdr

    All our stuff is freely licensed and open source at

    August 23, 2012

  • Doug M.

    Great talks. Timely and useful. A very positive networking opportunity.

    August 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unhosted looks like some pretty amazing technology! I might have to contribute to the project.

    August 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The beer and soda should be cold. Is that lame to say since the food and drinking where free?

    August 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    great speakers!

    August 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My talk will most likely get postponed - an NPM hiccup this weekend kind of put a log jam in my ability to ensure the code I wanted to discusss was useable. Sorry...

    August 12, 2012

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