Taking JavaScript Seriously

Join us for our last meetup of the year as Scott Nonnenberg shows us how to apply quality software design principles and habits to our JavaScript development. Here's what he has to say...

Yep, javascript is a scripting language, and many consider it just a necessary evil of web development. But you're still spending time writing it, right? Perhaps more importantly, you're also debugging it. Let's talk about a few techniques you can use to start thinking about it like the rest of your "real" coding. Almost all of what I'll cover applies both to server and browser javascript."

About Scott:

Scott is all about best practices, as a Computer Science major turned Visual Studio project manager, consultant, and entrepreneur. Having recently left the consulting company he co-founded in early 2012, LIFFFT, he's now developing applications to help people optimize their lives at Scott Nonnenberg Software. He loves the practical power of javascript for both browser interactivity and server programming via node.js.


6:30pm Doors open. Eat, drink and socialize.
7:00pm Welcome, Introductions. Presentation.
7:45pm Wrap-up / Q&A / Socialize

We hope to see you there and bring a friend!

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  • Yong G.

    I haven't been to this meetup for a few months now. Since everyone here wants to know about JavaScript, I think I should share my latest project about injecting JavaScript to any website through browser. If you find it useful and want to learn more about it. Let me know. https://github.com/yguan/test-anywhere. There are also a few other project in my github pages as well. http://yguan.github.io/

    November 2, 2013

  • Brian G.

    Thanks for the helpful presentation Scott. I was curious what you were using to do those fancy editable code slides

    1 · October 25, 2013

    • Scott N.

      Yep, reveal.js with some custom code to enable the execution of the code in those blocks. BTW, you don't even have to pull down my git repo to view it, thanks to github pages: http://scottnonnenber...­

      October 25, 2013

    • Ele M.

      I agree with Brian. Although I recognized reveal.js it was an extra layer to the presentation which demonstrated part of the power of js is its flexibility and ubiquity. Those slides were <magick/> at its best.

      October 25, 2013

  • Greg B.

    Scott gave a great presentation.

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Yue Y.

    I really enjoyed the event. A lot of information on JavaScript development was presented.

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Really enjoyed this evenings event. Scott did a great job presenting a TON of information in a very short period of time. Now it is time for me to go and digest everything. Was also great to rub shoulders with some of the other software developers/enthusiasts that I met tonight. Thanks Mike and Ian for putting this together.

    2 · October 24, 2013

    • Michael I.

      Thanks! It is our pleasure. It was good to finally meet you tonight.

      October 25, 2013

  • Ele M.

    I really appreciate the number of times Scott used the word 'stupid' in his presentation. Because even though he said it in the second person,'... you'll do this stupid thing' what that really meant is he did all those stupid things and has now warned me. Bravo to obviously hard won knowledge with new open source tools!

    3 · October 24, 2013

  • Bryan S.

    Excellent talk!

    1 · October 24, 2013

  • Scott N.

    Hey guys - here are my slides. Pull it down and it'll run without needing to install any other dependencies. :0)


    3 · October 24, 2013

  • Bill S.

    Sounds great and wish I could be there, but already have another commitment. Please post a vid after.

    October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to it

    October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it because I have to watch my kids. Can you guys post a video?

    October 8, 2013

    • Michael I.

      Yep. We try to record and post video of all our meetups. Which reminds me...

      October 9, 2013

  • Ele M.

    Good idea, since we have to write it all the time anyway these days!

    1 · October 2, 2013

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