Lunch – Wed. May 20, 2015 – automated user acceptance tests

The next St. Louis Angular lunch will be Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at noon.

Topic:

Writing automated user acceptance tests is often the most dreaded part of any ticket. From the slow progress of building out the browser interactions, to the fragility against changes, to the weird timing issues it’s easy to see why this type of testing is so painful.

Worry no more! We’ll go over common and best practices to more easily write tests that are more resilient against changes and other issues. We’ll also talk about various things to consider before we even start testing and, if there is time, what to consider when setting up cross-browser testing.

Speaker:

Matt Follett

Venue:

Oasis Digital will supply the meeting space, pizza, and projector

Please RSVP to the mailing list.

Lunch – Wed. April 15, 2015 – ng-conf roundtable

The next St. Louis Angular lunch will be Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at noon.

Topic:

Those of us who were at ng-conf 2015 will discuss the announcements there about the present and future of Angular.

Venue:

Oasis Digital will supply the meeting space, pizza, and projector

Please RSVP to the mailing list.

Lunch – Wed Jan 21, 2015 – Jack Balbes – Protractor

The next lunch will be Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at noon.

Topic:

Continuing on the “back to basics” theme, Jack will introduce, demonstrate, and live code the use of protractor for browser-based automated e2e testing of an AngularJS application.

Speaker:

Jack Balbes of Oasis Digital

Venue:

Oasis Digital will supply the meeting space, pizza, and projector

Please RSVP to the mailing list.

Lunch – Wed Dec. 10, 2014 – John Baur – Controllers/as

The next lunch will be Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at noon. This is one week earlier than usual because of the holidays.

Topic:

After several advanced future-centric talks, this month we will be back to basics. John will talk about and show bloated monolithic controllers, well-divided controllers, and the newish “controller as” mechanism. There will be time for discussion of more advanced controller use, or any other AngularJS topic.

Speaker:

John Baur of Oasis Digital

Venue:

Oasis Digital will supply the meeting space, pizza, and projector

Please RSVP to the mailing list.

Lunch – Wed Nov. 19, 2014 – Mark Volkmann – ES6 for AngularJS

The next lunch will be Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at noon. Topic:

ES6 for AngularJS”:  Mark will briefly introduce ES6, show how to integrate the Traceur compiler in a build process, and explain the benefits of adopting ES6 and Traceur for AngularJS development. In particular, adopting ES6 today can help prepare for the upcoming AngularJS 2.0.

Speaker:

Mark Volkmann of OCI.

Venue:

Oasis Digital will supply the meeting space, pizza, and projector.

RSVP:

Please sign up for the mailing list, and RSVP there. Read below for location, directions, etc.

Slides:

Download here.

Lunch – Wed Sep. 10, 2014 – Matt Follett – Angular On The Go

The next lunch will be Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at noon. This is a week earlier than usual, to avoid conflicting with Strange Loop.

Topic:

Angular on the Go”:  We’ll discuss the current landscape for building installable Angular mobile applications. After this we’ll go over building a Cordova-based Angular application using a pre-existing app as an example.

Speaker:

Matt Follett of Intoximeters.

Venue:

Oasis Digital will supply the meeting space, pizza, and projector.

RSVP:

Please sign up for the mailing list, and RSVP there. Read below for location, directions, etc.

 

August – No Lunch

At the meeting last month, we decided to cancel for this month because of the traditionally very low summer turnout for user groups. We will resume at the regularly scheduled day next month. Have a great remainder of the summer, everyone.

Lunch – Wed July 16, 2014 – Promises (mostly) in AngularJS

The next lunch will be Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at noon.

Topic:

Promises (mostly) in AngularJS. What are they? How do you use them? Why are that particularly useful in JavaScript and AngularJS? Broadly speaking, mastery and pervasive use of promises is a mark of AngularJS expertise.

Speaker:

Kyle Cordes

Venue:

Oasis Digital will supply the meeting space, pizza, and projector.

RSVP:

Please sign up for the mailing list, and RSVP there. Read below for location, directions, etc.