Welcome to April's meetup! We're delighted to welcome 3 speakers this month. Mike Solomon, Donovan Hutchinson and Yuta Hiroto.
**Pizza will be arriving at 7 pm before the talks, get in early! :)**
Mike Solomon is the founder and CEO of Meeshkan (meeshkan.com), a Helsinki-based DevOps company. A music major at Stanford University, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Florida, Mike has been a guest researcher at the University of Paris VI and has held the post of artistic director of the Ensemble 101 (ensemble101.fr) from 2011 until the present day. While working at the IRCAM as a computer music designer, he fell in love with Machine Learning and founded Meeshkan to ease several DevOps pain points in the ML pipeline. Since then, Meeshkan has expanded to other areas of DevOps, including API testing with unmock (unmock.io).
Talk Title: Testing apps with third-party API integrations
In this talk we will examine strategies and best practices to develop and test node apps that make heavy use of third-party API integrations. As reliance on third-party services becomes more and more prevalent in the node ecosystem, developers need cost-effective, secure, reliable and fast ways to mock these services for both dev/staging environments and testing.
We will start with looking at nock, an open-source mocking solution for local development, and move onto unmock which provides mocks-as-a-service of popular APIs.
The session will have live coding for both nock and unmock using express to create a simple microservice and jest for testing. It will also present several popular design patterns for isolating and testing third-party integrations as well as strategies for integration testing apps that rely on third-party APIs, including corner-case and error testing.
Donovan Hutchinson has been creating web pages and apps for clients for over 20 years. He writes and builds CSS animation tutorials on CSSAnimation.rocks, and has been published in Net Magazine, Smashing Magazine, Adobe Inspire, Modern Web and more.
As well as writing for online publications, Donovan writes and publishes books on front-end development and design, with a focus on animation and user experience.
Talk Title: UI animation in React
Small UI animations can make a big difference in the quality and ease of use of our apps. In this talk I’ll discuss ways we can approach building small, effective animations using CSS, incorporating them into a theme, and using a helpful package to make useful, consistent animation easy to build.
Talk Title: Introduce the new ESM implementation of Node.js
Address: Intercom, 2nd Floor Stephen Court, 18-21 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, D02 N960
18:30 – Doors Open / Networking / Grab a Drink
19:00 – Grab some pizza, have a chat before our talks begin.
Intro to Speaker & Sponsors with Sean Walsh, nearForm
19:15 - GUEST SPEAKER Mike Solomon
19:45 - Q&A available to the speaker
19:55 - GUEST SPEAKER Donovan Hutchinson
20:30 - Q&A available
20:35 - Yuta Hiroto
20:55 - Q&A
Hope to see you all there and as always, we'll have free pizza & beer! :)
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