LNUG #84 - May 2019

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Conde Nast

Adelphi Building, 1-10 John Adam St Level 9 · London

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The nearest Tube stations are Embankment and Charing Cross

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LNUG is hosted at Condé Nast in Adelphi Building, 1-10 John Adam St
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Native implementation of curl in node

Talk about implementation of the functionality of curl written done purely in node. You can do some basic curl stuff with it (e.g. make multipart form data posts to some url, pipe responses to files, handle http and https proxies (provided they support the connect header) to do requests over to http or https, recursively follow location headers, set headers, etc.).

Overall it's a pleasant way to learn some details of networking, starting to write an ssh client in particular requires manually writing the packets as per the ssh protocol which has been a reasonable education in how that sort of things works - Node really does seem to provide nice apis for everything you want.

I'm a former mathematician who over the last 9 or so months has turned programmer, I currently work as a developer mostly working with JavaScript. I mostly like doing algorithms and stuff and have only recently begun to learn the broader aspects of programming. I really love doing things from 'scratch' (in the sense of just using the stuff provided by the language) as I find it quite insightful.


Zero to prod in 2 hours
Hew Ingram & Thomas Ankcorn

Writing code is great, working out how to host it is less great (for most people!). We recently ran a workshop at CityJs and made sure that everyone walked out of that workshop with an app deployed. In this talk we’ll chat through some of the things that helped us do that (Netlify, serverless functions and Vue) as well as some alternatives (The Serverless framework + lambda etc, firebase and other SPA hosting). The aim? To get everyone to feel empowered to build something fun (and potentially silly).

About Us

Hew Ingram I’m a Full Stack engineer at Applied (a little startup striving to make hiring fairer, smarter and easier - driving forward diversity in companies). I predominantly use JS but dabble with bits of python, PHP and others. Lover of all things Javascript + a big fan of building cool (weird) things, often for the hell of it.

Thomas Ankcorn I'm a Software Engineer at BAE. I like JavaScript , starting but not finishing side projects and cats. Often referred to as some dude with a scooter.


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