Lunch – Wed. Feb 17, 2016 – Rx/Observables in Angular 2

The next St. Louis Angular lunch will be Wednesday, Feb. 17 2016, at noon.

Topic:

Observables have a big role to play in Angular 2 – they are used “in the box” widely, work with the “async” pipe, and can considerable improve the code for common development scenarios. Observables are likely to be the most common way data is exposed from a service layer to a UI layer in Angular 2.

Speaker:

Cory Rylan of Vintage Software

Venue:

1630 Des Peres Road – one building north of the Oasis Digital office location.

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

RSVP:

Please RSVP to the mailing list.  It is important to know the amount of people to buy pizza for and prepare the room for.

 

Lunch – Wed. Jan 20, 2016 – Angular 2 Live

The next St. Louis Angular lunch will be Wednesday, Jan. 20 2016, at noon.

Topic:

This month, going to try something different. Using the latest Angular 2 beta (beta 1, as of a few days before the lunch), Kyle (and perhaps others from Oasis Digital) will answer questions about Angular 2, with words or code, and also put our Angular 2 curriculum to the test by using it in the answers.

So, bring your Angular 2 questions. No promises of having all the answers, but there should be plenty to make it worthwhile.

Speaker:

Kyle Cordes, of Oasis Digital

Venue:

1630 Des Peres Road – one building north of the Oasis Digital office location.

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

RSVP:

Please RSVP to the mailing list.  It is important to know the amount of people to buy pizza for and prepare the room for.

Weather note: as of a few days before the launch, the forecast predicts 3 to 5 inches of snow Tuesday night. If this occurs, we will take a quick email poll Wednesday morning to make sure we don’t over-order the pizza.

Lunch – Wed. Nov 18, 2015 – React from an Angular point of view

The next St. Louis Angular lunch will be Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at noon.

Topic:

Continuing our theme from last month of exploring the world around angular, this month talk will be “React, from an Angular Point of View”. Mark has used both professionally, and can help us understand the differences in trade-offs with the React approach. This should be much more useful than yet another React introduction no Angular reference point.

With any luck, this might be the last Lunch before the Angular 2 beta – so it seems like the right time to fit in this kind of topic.

Speaker:

Mark Volkmann, of OCI

Venue:

1630 Des Peres Road – one building north of the Oasis Digital office location.

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

RSVP:

Please RSVP to the mailing list.  It is important to know the amount of people to buy pizza for and prepare the room for.

Lunch – Wed. Oct 21, 2015 – Aurelia Intro and Comparison

The next St. Louis Angular lunch will be Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at noon.

Topic:

We are all huge fans of Angular here, looking forward to Angular 2. But it is important to keep an eye on other libraries and platforms. This month, we will briefly see the most obvious comparison point for Angular 2, Aurelia. Aurelia doesn’t have a giant company behind it like Angular, but it does have similar ideas differently implemented. At Oasis Digital, we have found that comparing with Aurelia helps us understand the problem space better, which is valuable regardless of which tool you use.

Speaker:

Kyle Cordes

Venue:

1630 Des Peres Road – one building north of the Oasis Digital office location.

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

RSVP:

Please RSVP to the mailing list.  It is important to know the amount of people to buy pizza for and prepare the room for.

Extra bonus nerdery!

The main talk above will wrap up in time for attendees to leave by 1 PM; but if you are able to stay longer, please stick around for an extra bonus talk or two from someone at Oasis Digital. Since we already have the room, video, etc. set up, we will be experimentally trying out another talk topic or two. The topics are to be determined, but will likely relate to JavaScript and/or Angular in some way.

Lunch – Wed. Sep 16, 2015 – Unit-testing Angular Applications

The next St. Louis Angular lunch will be Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2015, at noon.

Topic:

Angular was designed from the start to be amenable to automated unit testing, but many Angular developers don’t make much use of it yet. In this talk, Mark will reintroduce unit testing of Angular applications using the Karma test runner, then explain and demonstrate the differences between the most commonly used tools, Jasmine versus Mocha with Chai and Sinon. It should be a great talk, with information of value to both Angular beginners and experienced experts.

Speaker:

Mark Katerberg, a software developer in the St. Louis area

Venue:

1630 Des Peres Road – one building north of the Oasis Digital office location.

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

RSVP:

Please RSVP to the mailing list.  It is important to know the amount of people to buy pizza for and prepare the room for.

Extra bonus nerdery!

The main talk above will wrap up in time for attendees to leave by 1 PM; but if you are able to stay longer, please stick around for an extra bonus talk or two from someone at Oasis Digital. Since we already have the room, video, etc. set up, we will be experimentally trying out another talk topic or two. The topics are to be determined, but will likely relate to JavaScript and/or Angular.

Lunch – Wed. Aug 19, 2015 – Working with the Angular 2.0 Alphas

The next St. Louis Angular lunch will be Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at noon.

Topic:

Paul Spears has been leading the charge here at Oasis Digital as we dig into Angular 2. Paul has published examples of working with Angular 2 alpha versions, and begun porting small projects in that direction. He will present his experiences, showing code and explaining how it works.

We invite attendees to send questions to the mailing list, and Paul will try to incorporate answers into his talk.

Speaker:

Paul Spears

Venue:

1630 Des Peres Road – one building north of the Oasis Digital office location.

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

Please RSVP to the mailing list.

Lunch – Wed. July 22, 2015 – Angular 2.0 Roundtable

The next St. Louis Angular lunch will be Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at noon.

Topic:

We will try something new this month, a roundtable discussion about Angular 2.0. What do we know so far? How can we be ready for it? At Oasis Digital we have taken steps in this direction, we are also eager for anyone else in the community to share what they know.

Speaker:

Open Discussion

Venue:

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

Please RSVP to the mailing list.

Lunch – Wed. June 17, 2015 – New Router in Angular 1.4/2.0

The next St. Louis Angular lunch will be Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at noon.

Topic:

We will look at the differences between the new router and its former counterparts, the 1.0 router and UI-Router. After looking at the basics, I’ll walk through converting a simple application from the old to the new router and discuss preparation for 2.0.

Speaker:

Paul Spears

Venue:

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

Please RSVP to the mailing list.

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.