MancJS - July2019

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Hi everyone,

Welcome to the first MancJS meetup of the summer! This time we are hosting Callum Fraser who is a Lead JavaScript Engineer at Barclays and Hew Ingram who is a full-stack engineer at a startup called Applied.

Thanks to our sponsors MRJ Recruitment and Manchester Codes for making this night possible.

The event will start at 7pm and we’ll be at Federation House. We've got some healthy snacks, wine and beer and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy before the talk.

Hope to see you there on 18th of June, 7pm. Make sure you RSVP now, as places will go fast for this one!

Speakers:

Callum Fraser

Bio: “Lead JavaScript Engineer at Barclays who is passionate about inspiring and helping people be the best they can.”

Talk: “With the complexity of everything how do you make software engineering more effective? A talk that guides you through making everything as understandable as possible by Optimising for it.”

Hew Ingram:

Bio:
Hew is a fullstack engineer at a hiring startup called Applied, building tools to help companies hire more diversely. He mainly works on Node.js and Vue/React. He’s a big old fan of testing, a lover of building cool products for user and a certified Scrum Master. Currently, he lives in London and helps organise LNUG and coach at CodeBar.

Talk blurb:
Automated testing is wonderful, TDD is shown to result in cleaner code with less bugs (as well as a bunch of other benefits) and running tests in the deploy pipeline is a great way of having confidence you’re not going bring your site down with a silly bug. In this talk Hew will run through an overview of the classic types of automated testing people use both in Node.js and in React (or Vue for all you Vue fans out there).
He will also talk about one of the biggest challenges he has had with testing: legacy code. It’s very easy to write code that works, but isn’t easily testable so he will explain some ways to get test coverage up (easily) on legacy code.
Then… it’ll get weird. He will run through some of the weirder (at least in the world of javascript) types of testing we can use.