April 1st.. The Day of Fools. With that we can think of no better person to do our presentation more than our own Mark Casias. As we get closer to the release of Drupal8, Mark will round up some of the new features of Drupal8 from the perspective of 1) A developer, B) A site builder and iii) a themer. To help ease the pain of listening to Mark, we've wrangled up a license to PHPStorm to raffle off at the end of the talk. Huge thanks to JetBrains for their support.
ExpressionEngine - that Content Management System that suits no conventions. It's built from PHP, but yet is proprietary. It's not Open Source, but yet is community driven - fanatic driven, even. Designers love it - programmers can't get enough of it. Some agencies insist on it. What is it? What can be built on it? And how in the world does this matter to you? Caroline C.
Those who can, do. Those who can do better, teach. The best thing Dylan McDonald could do for himself as a software developer was to teach web development. Contrary to popular belief, the influence of academia has significantly raised the quality of the code he writes both for his students and his own purposes. This talk will be a fun and compassionate exploration of this road to better code.
Thank you so much for participating in our 2014 End-of-Year Survey! We'd like to share a summary of answers, for discussion and for benchmarking, and to share our reactions to them.
We had some technical difficulties - we were limited to 10 questions per survey by our SurveyMoney free plan and so had to compile 3 surveys on to one page. We got 11 answers to the first survey and 4 to each of the subsequent two. Oh well. We'll use a different solution for the next round.
OK off we go.
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Once again we are having our holiday happy hour for the month of December. No topic or presentation but we will be doing a white elephant gift exchange. Bring a small, wrapped gift to participate. Participation is not required but as always, the more the merrier. Hope to see all our friends and coleagues.
Oban Lambie, owner of Brownrice Internet, will give you a "gloves-off" description of how he grew his one-man development shop into a nearly $1 million per-year hosting and data center operation. It wasn't easy, it wasn't fast, and its not over! Oban will cover everything from money, to hackers, to what's great (and what sucks) about hosting. In the end you'll know how Brownrice went from tiny to kinda-big while competing on a national level from the Internet backwaters of Taos, NM.
You know your way inside and out when it comes to DevTools in all the browsers. You understand the network waterfall and can hunt down memory leaks with the best of them. However, you're hitting some sporadic issues on mobile, but you can't reliably reproduce them. Perhaps you've got some minified code in production and you'd really like to just replace it for debugging with unbuilt code, but you don't want to actually put your unbuilt app into production.
Page refreshes are so 2013. Actually, single-page applications (SPAs) have been around for years, but we've entered an era of solid frameworks for building client-side applications. Join us as we explore Backbone.js, a library that provides models, collections and views, and Chaplin.js, a framework for Backbone.js.
PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE!
This month we are doing our annual Drink Up. It's different from the original Happy Hour that happens on the third Wednesday of the month because a) This one is annual and 2) This one is on the first Wednesday of July. Come join us in celebration of all things that should be celebrated. Please RSVP at the link below.