Node 6 just arrived (https://nodejs.org/en/blog/release/v6.0.0/) and is a huge upgrade for Node developers. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Still on Node 4 like me, or... maybe 0.10?! Then you'll definitely want to come learn what you have to look forward to!
Evan Lucas will tell us all about what's new and exciting with Node 6 including:
• New platform features you should know about
• Upgraded V8 and what that means for your code (hint: ES2015!)
• Issues / gotchas you may want to know about before upgrading
• Node versioning (Current vs LTS and how to choose)
• How you can contribute!
About the Speaker
Evan works at Help.com (http://help.com/) on the Node side of things with a focus on performance. He is a member of the Node.js Core Technical Committee (CTC) and helps coordinate Node releases. You can follow him at @evanhlucas (https://twitter.com/evanhlucas) or on Github (https://github.com/evanlucas).
News From the Bleeding Edge
In addition to the Node talk, Brian (https://twitter.com/bmoeskau) will start us off with the crowd favorite "News from the Bleeding Edge" segment, in which we'll discuss all the latest and greatest in browsers and web app development.
• Hapi (http://hapijs.com/) in 5 minutes (Ted Patrick (https://twitter.com/__ted__))
• nvm-windows (https://github.com/coreybutler/nvm-windows) overview (Corey Butler (https://twitter.com/goldglovecb))
If you have a cool side project or are using an awesome new framework, come tell us about it! Quick 5 minute talks or demos are perfect. If you're interested contact one of us (http://www.meetup.com/bleeding-edge-web/members/?op=leaders) and we'll add you to the list.
Help.com (http://help.com/) will be providing pizza for the evening! Help.com is building the next generation of customer service software. They are always on the lookout for great Node developers, and are also currently looking for a data scientist.
Can't Make it in Person?
Our events are livestreamed -- watch here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzBbxWVAMkHdI-jbYKZD4fA). You can also jump into Slack (https://edgeatx.slack.com/) for virtual Q&A and discussion during the meeting -- look for the #live-meetup channel. Drop us a line to be added to the group ([masked]).
NOTE: Please RSVP here ONLY if you plan to attend in person as it helps us plan for attendance and food. If you plan to watch online there's no need to RSVP.
Street parking is free after 6pm on Wednesdays. You can also park in the Omni garage, directly under Capital Factory (enter from Brazos) for a flat fee of $5. Don't forget to ask for a parking validation card before you leave!