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May JavaScript meetup

Doors at 6, 6:30 talks. We'll hang out afterward at Han Dynasty.


Javascript Canvas Games - Ben Garvey - @bengarvey

The HTML5 canvas element is incredibly fast, so let's use it to build games! We'll talk about drawing pixels in vanilla javascript and explore Phaser, a great engine for building 2D platformers.

Developing cross platform applications with the Intel® XDK - Ian Maffett - @imaffett

Learn how to build iOS, Android, and Windows apps without any native SDK’s.   Leverage tools such as the simulator, on device debugging and profiling to increase your development time.  Build your apps with the Crosswalk runtime to deliver high performance on Android devices.  We will also discuss the technology powering the Intel XDK, including NW.js.


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  • Ian N.

    I immensely enjoyed both presentations and was truly entranced by the Planets animation. A host of applications ranging from modeling networks (imagine the 'planets' as nodes and their connectors as edges) to illustrating Astrophysics. I'd like to see science future science classes where students script solar systems to better understand their underlying Physics.

    1 · May 27, 2015

    • Ben G.

      Demo of lineage: http://www.bengarvey....­

      1 · May 30, 2015

    • Jonny S.

      neat, I like the style and visual interpretation of branching and joining.

      May 30, 2015

  • Matthew M.

    Great pair of presentations!

    May 29, 2015

  • Pam S.

    Awesome presentations!! This is the fun canvas game I told a few people about, "My Garbage Cat Wakes Me Up at 3am Everyday"

    2 · May 27, 2015

    • Ben G.

      That game is my true life story.

      1 · May 27, 2015

  • Pam S.

    And reminder to everyone to check out!

    1 · May 27, 2015

  • Robin Gordon S.

    Two dynamic speakers whose talks dovetailed nicely. Looking forward to playing with the presented ideas in my copious spare time. And, Ian, thanks for the t-shirt!

    3 · May 26, 2015

  • Jonny S.

    My newest contract location plus timing and traffic made attendance impossible. 8-( - was really hoping to be there. If there are any resources from the presentation that could build a summary I hope they'll be linked here! I Hope everyone is having a productive time.

    2 · May 26, 2015

  • Cheo

    Not going to make it today. Feeling sick.

    1 · May 26, 2015

  • Karin W.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight! :)

    2 · May 26, 2015

  • James H. M.

    It would take many pages of text to explain how it all works, but you can see examples of it.
    Go to:
    Click on EXAMPLE APPs on the upper right.
    You see; I refer to them as Applications and not Web Pages.
    Under the heading of EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS, click on the 5th one ROUTINES.
    Click on a ROUTINE NAME in one of the five columns.
    On the left side of the screen is the P-Code program.
    On the right side of the screen is the result of this program.
    To return to the Routine Selection page, click on the lower screen.
    If you want to view the source.
    Right click. Click on This Frame. Click on View Frame Source.
    I hope this sheds some light on my previous statement.

    May 20, 2015

    • Pam S.

      (And to everyone else, thanks for the lively discussion, but let's keep Meetup event comments related to the Meetup at hand :) )

      2 · May 20, 2015

    • Ben G.

      YES, James is fired up about this. I need to step up my presentation. See you all tonight!

      2 · May 26, 2015

  • James H. M.

    First: I want to thank the people that responded to my statement.
    It is hard to find people, that know about HTML5 JavaScript.
    I have been a programmer for 47 years. Yes; I know Fortran and Cobol.
    I have been making web pages since 1995. I had to use HTML.
    Today; I must define my canvases in the HTML section before I can go to SCRIPT.
    Then; everything else is written in SCRIPT.
    Remember, when we had to keep reminding people that JavaScript was not Java.
    This is still true, but the water is muddy now.
    In 1975 IBM introduced me to P-Codes (Pseudo Codes).
    A programming language that is both Object and Source.
    IBM and Microsoft use P-Codes to make different processors look alike.
    I have built a P-Code to take the complexity out of HTML5 JavaScript.
    For each instruction in the P-Code there is a JavaScript Function.

    May 20, 2015

  • James H. M.

    I believe HTML5 JavaScript will replace HTML with totally programed web pages.

    1 · May 17, 2015

    • Andrew F.

      I think I can understand how you might get to that perspective, but I'm inclined to think that's not going to happen.

      HTML, CSS, and JS do a very good job of handling structure, presentation, and behavior (respectively), and there are some useful advantages to keeping those things separate in the codebase. Tools like React have some very interesting implications, but I feel like Web Components will keep the trifecta complete -- I don't see devs not writing HTML any time soon.

      2 · May 19, 2015

    • Johnny G.

      Yeah but writing document.createElement and nesting those elements takes so much more time than just writing the HTML and you have to run the app before you know you forgot to nest an element. At the end of the day it always comes down to preference.

      May 19, 2015

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