69: Testing Front End Code

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Oren Rubin (@Shexman) goes through why it’s important to not only test the back-end code of our applications but also to test our Front End code, the integration points, and the full user experience. Oren also goes through reasons why you would test, what should be tested, best practices, and when you should not test.

 

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68: Ember 2 & The Ember Community

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Ember community leaders Audrey Listochkin (@listochkin) & Robert Jackson (@rwjblue) talk with us about the long awaited Ember 2 release and the Ember community across the globe. The future of Ember is larger than this 2.x release and because of it’s dedicated community much more than was planned originally has surfaced and new features are underway already! Learn how you can get involved and improved the Ember ecosystem.

 

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67: Keeping Fluent with Web Technology

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How do you keep up with the vast amounts of web technology released daily? It can be a losing battle for some and a opportunity for others. One person in our community that comes to mind is Peter Cooper (@peterc) from Cooper Press.

Join us as we learn how his work at O'Reilly has shaped some of his strategies for this as well as what Cooper Press provides and Conferences like OSCon & Fluent

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66: Custom Elements & Skate.js

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Atlassian leaders Trey Shugart (@treshugart) and Jonathon Creenaune (@jcreenaune) chat with us about how and why they created Skate.js. Skate is a lightweight Web Components wrapper created to help the needs of a large and diverse technology stack while providing simplicity and almost no-barrier-to-entry. Only focusing on Custom Elements, Skate has made its code base easy for companies to buy into.

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Up until now, there hasn't been much information on how to combine quantitative big data with qualitative thick data. That's where this report can help. If you're involved in any aspect of product design, this is indispensable reading. It's useful, and we're pleased to offer it to you, for free! Get the free ebook now.

Design Sprint: A fast start to creating a great digital product

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October 20 | 10:00am PT | Banfield, Lombardo, & Wax

 

The Design Sprint is the first, and for some projects the most significant, phase of a design thinking process. It gets the entire product design and development team on the same page, reduces the risk of downstream mistakes, and generates vision-lead goals for the team to measure their success. Join Richard Banfield, C. Todd Lombardo, and Trace Wax as they explain why and how Design Sprints work and how you can use Design Sprints to enhance your own design process.

 

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65: Strand Web Components

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MediaMath (@MediaMath)  has created an open source project built on top of Web Components & Polymer (@Polymer) called Strand. It was created for their internal web product Terminal One but is available and easy to get on Github. Daniel Lasky (@aerolith),  Justin Moore (@jcmmit), & Anthony Koerber (@DrDooganMeister) chat with us about the pains of migrating from Polymer 0.5 to 1.0 as well as what it has been like to drive an open source Web Components library with Polymer Elements ranging from basic buttons to complex grids. Check out Strand’s documentation for further detail

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Up until now, there hasn't been much information on how to combine quantitative big data with qualitative thick data. That's where this report can help. If you're involved in any aspect of product design, this is indispensable reading. It's useful, and we're pleased to offer it to you, for free! Get the free ebook now.

Design Sprint: A fast start to creating a great digital product

http://www.oreilly.com/pub/cpc/1221

October 20 | 10:00am PT | Banfield, Lombardo, & Wax

 

The Design Sprint is the first, and for some projects the most significant, phase of a design thinking process. It gets the entire product design and development team on the same page, reduces the risk of downstream mistakes, and generates vision-lead goals for the team to measure their success. Join Richard Banfield, C. Todd Lombardo, and Trace Wax as they explain why and how Design Sprints work and how you can use Design Sprints to enhance your own design process.

 

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64: Building Interface Animations

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Val Head (@vlh), animation expert, talks with us about interaction design for the web. She discusses how developers and teams can work together to design & build motion & static  interfaces as well as the some strategies and tactics for software product design in regards to the UX and UI of interfaces.

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Designers must understand user needs to create any product. But what type of data should you look at? In her new book, Data-Informed Product Design, Pamela Pavliscak outlines a way to use data of all kinds to understand the relationship between people and technology. Generally speaking, big data is quantitative; it gives you the what, where, and when, while “thick data” provides the qualitative perspective—the how and the why.

 

Up until now, there hasn't been much information on how to combine quantitative big data with qualitative thick data. That's where this report can help. If you're involved in any aspect of product design, this is indispensable reading. It's useful, and we're pleased to offer it to you, for free! Get the free ebook now.

Design Sprint: A fast start to creating a great digital product

http://www.oreilly.com/pub/cpc/1221

October 20 | 10:00am PT | Banfield, Lombardo, & Wax

 

The Design Sprint is the first, and for some projects the most significant, phase of a design thinking process. It gets the entire product design and development team on the same page, reduces the risk of downstream mistakes, and generates vision-lead goals for the team to measure their success. Join Richard Banfield, C. Todd Lombardo, and Trace Wax as they explain why and how Design Sprints work and how you can use Design Sprints to enhance your own design process.

 

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Category:web-animation -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT
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63: TypeScript & ES6 in Angular Applications

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Dan Wahlin (@DanWahlin) , Angular JS GDE & Software Engineer, chats on TypeScript & ES6 in Angular applications. He tells us about how he leverages the power of these tools to improve his applications. He goes into a few of his debugging stories and even about how he uses docker to quickly deploy these applications.

 

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62:  JQuery 3

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Timmy Willison (@TimmyWil) , lead developer at The JQuery Foundation & Senior Engineer at Open Table, joins us to discuss what is new with the most popular JavaScript library of all time- JQuery. We discuss what is new in version 3, struggles and implementation decisions, performance and much more.

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61: The Return of Bosonic

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Raphaël Rougeron (@goldoraf), one of the Web Components pioneers, along with his team created the Bosonic Project some while back. It was a very different approach to working with Web Components than x-tag and Polymer and it involved a required build step to create Web Components as close to specs as possible with minimal abstractions at runtime. The approach gained a small but respectable following and unfortunately was overshadowed by Polymer Project, the Web Component library by Google. During that time Raphaël began to lose faith in Web Components and went through many personal trials. Now he has been inspired to revisit Bosonic and breathe new life into the project. Let’s welcome the return of Bosonic!

 

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60: Offline First

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The Offline First Heroes, Jan Lehnardt (@janl), John Kleinschmidt (@jkleinsc), Alex Russell (@slightlylate), and Jake Archibald (@jaffathecake) join forces to chat on why web developers should be designing and building with offline capabilities in mind from the beginning. From emerging standards like ServiceWorker to well thought out web frameworks like Hood.ie & UpUp, there are many differnt approaches and reasons why we would develop with an offline first mentality. There are so many gotchas and so many pro tips that have come out of the lessons learned by these offline web evangelists. For better or worse the technical marvels of development in this engineering arena are hard to visualize demo much like the features of good security or performance. Offline is vital and integral to the web just as security and performance are vand it should not be an afterthought in our designs.

 

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Show hosts Danny Blue & Erik Isaksen will be speakers and the event will be held at AOL Headquarters in Dulles VA Friday Sept 11th 2015 & Saturday Sept 12th 2015. For event registration details check out devfestdc.org and click on the eventbrite link. www.eventbrite.com/e/devfestdc-2015-google-developer-group-dc-tickets-17538373748 now!

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