Please join us for our first meeting. The format is three short talks followed by Q&A.
Beer and Pizza will be kindly provided by our sponsor Pellucid Analytics (http://www.pellucid.com/).
Introduction to Asynchronous Web Programming with Scala and the Play Framework
Non-blocking and asynchronous programming is all the rage these days, and functional programming isn't far behind. We'll take a look at a simple non-blocking Node.js application, identify a problem, and see how the problem can be solved in Scala, a functional programming language, with the Play Framework, a web framework for Scala. This topic is meant to be an introduction into Scala and Play by allowing you to passively see a few features that might pique your interest. - Dustin Whitney @dustinwhitney (https://twitter.com/dustinwhitney)
Keep your Promises ... in the Browser and in Node.js
Promises help you to keep in check your asynchronous code by giving it structure and making error handling manageable without resorting to ugly "if" statements. - Franco Ponticelli @fponticelli (https://twitter.com/fponticelli)
Please use the board if you have questions or suggestions.