Amplify & AppSync, and Property-Based Tests in JavaScript

Mar 21, 2018 · Vancouver, Canada

We're back with the latest edition of VanJS on March 21st, featuring guest speaker Richard Threlkeld of AWS Mobile, and Gabe Scholz of Kickstarter. The event will be at VFS Programming Campus, at 88 East Pender Street in Chinatown.

Doors open at 6:30pm and talks begin at 7pm.

1. Gabe Scholz, Kickstarter: Arbitrary Property-Based Tests in JavaScript

An introduction to property-based testing in JavaScript and how the team at Unbounce used it to verify mission-critical code. Property-based testing is not new, but it is unpopular in JavaScript. I will show how we were able to avoid a lot of pitfalls with code generation.

2. Richard Threlkeld, AWS Mobile: AWS Amplify and AppSync

A deep dive into the latest AWS solutions for JavaScript development and GraphQL. First, we’ll take you through AWS Amplify, a data-layer library for JavaScript developers to interact with infrastructure services using programming categories. You’ll learn how to quickly add user Sign-Up and Sign-in, MFA and Analytics to your application. We’ll go under the covers in the architecture and React Native specific implementation as well as show how you can get started quickly. Next, we’ll give an tour of AWS AppSync, a managed GraphQL service with realtime and offline features. You’ll see how to get up and running in minutes using GraphQL schemas and how to customize the service for your needs. We’ll also cover how you can use GraphQL with rich media to build compelling JavaScript applications.

3. Drinks
Join us for drinks after the event at the Irish Heather, located at 210 Carrall Street.

Thank you to Vancouver Film School for generously sponsoring the space.

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  • VanJS: Vancouver Javascript Developers

    VanJS is a meetup for web developers downtown Vancouver. The focus is on Javascript, HTML5, and the open web. Javascript frameworks, browser functionality, tips and tricks are all popular topics. The meeting format is two 45 minute talks, followed by pub time for discussion. We usually meet every other month. Let us know if there's something you'd like to give a talk on! We have a Code of Co...

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