Dependencies and Coupling- Outside In Node

David Laribee presented Dependencies & Coupling: Outside In

No one anticipated the kik vs. left-pad debacle in March 2016. Though unlikely to happen again, the npm unpublish loophole is a clear reminder of the “free as in puppy” analogy of open source reuse. It’s an excellent opportunity to have a conversation about coupling, dependency management, and responsible engineering.

In this talk, David will share techniques for managing dependencies in your Node.js applications at several levels: third party, architectural/design, and implementation.  He’ll demonstrate several tools you can incorporate into your testing practice, continuous deployment pipeline and development workflow. Lastly, he’ll examine proven object-oriented patterns and functional composition techniques that will help control coupling in the code.

David Laribee is a product development coach and developer with roots in Lean and XP. He believes in the power of collaboration, simplicity and feedback. For the last 18 years, David has built teams and products for companies of all shapes and sizes. He’s founded companies and consulted for Fortune 50 enterprises. He’s developed software-intensive products for all kinds of domains from technology and insurance to beverage distribution and higher education.


{Honestly… I’m not sure I got a lot out of this.}


Cloud ~ stuff

Cloud, Cloud, Cloud… everything cloud. Ya ya. well really, this might work. Cloud9? I know GitHub is my cloud-based software repository and version control stuff. And I deploy my sandbox apps to Heroku in the cloud. And BitBucket is in the “cloud”. AWS is the cloud. Docker and DigitalOcean, and more, like Cloud9.

Come to find out Cloud9 is development environment in the cloud that allows developers to get started with coding immediately without needing locally installed IDE’s. And of course Cloud9 for SalesForce works with Apex, Visualforce, and Lightning. Ok. So time to look more into it.

Right now I like my simple CodePen. I can export them as GitHub gists, which I can them import as repo’s. I like learning about sublime. I am sure at some point, I will start working with Visual Studio Code. I still feel overwhelmed with my PHP-Storm and have been thinking of rolling it back to just Webstorm.

Cloud 9 integrates with Git, Subversion, or even CVS. And at some point tackle learning Atlassian’s JIRA.

How the JavaScript-based superpowers React and Angular came to be

How the JavaScript-based superpowers, React and Angular, came to be.
Two superpowers have emerged in the world of open-source JS frameworks. Our expert panel will discuss the landscape as we see it today: When do I want to use one or the other? How can they work together? Why did each project’s community make those decisions? And where do we learn more?! Join us as ATL AngularJS and React ATL join forces to bring you a discussion that encourages audience questions and input.

We’re teaming up with ATL AngularJS to bring you a healthy discussion at General Assembly, examining our these two powerful technologies. Food will be provided, and Pindrop will cover your drinks afterwards at Tacos and Tequila!
Lets get PinDrop back
Tacos and Tequila!