JS Monthly #69, October Meetup

Oct 29, 2019 · London, United Kingdom

This event will be kindly hosted & sponsored by Funding Circle


18:15 - Doors open. Pizza and drinks are served 🍕

19:00 - Building a Serverless API with GraphQL API and Microservicest // Christoffer Noring (Microsoft)

This talk introduces technologies such as Serverless, GraphQL and Docker

19:30 - The time and place for... Implementation Details // Johnny Magrippis (Funding Circle)

`Boolean(v)`, or `!!v`? React's `.setState` or hooks? Interface directly with a Rest API, or through a GraphQL layer? Johnny explores when and where you should be focusing on implementation details such as these... Spoiler alert: it's not in your tests.

20:00 - A Thousand Words: How I'm still not using GUIs in 2019 // Lucas da Costa (Converge)

I prepare for a talk for months. I prepare slides for weeks, rehearse for days, and practice live-coding for hours. But when I open the terminal and start using vIM is the moment I can clearly see peoples eyes sparkling and their hearts being filled with joy.

This is not because I edit text precisely or jump through views swiftly, this is because plain-text is elegant. It’s because people didn’t know plain-text was so powerful.

In this talk, I want to explore UNIX philosophy and go into its deepest roots to explain why plain-text is so powerful and how we can use this power not only in our job but also whenever we’re talking to machines. I want to turn these often daunting concepts into simple and practical ideas.

Communicating with the computer in its own language makes it easier for us to understand what it is saying and tell it what it should do in a clear way.

I don’t think we should abandon all graphical interfaces for software engineering, far from that. What I want to show is that they are not always the best tool for the job.

After this talk, I guarantee you will never see your terminal with the same eyes, nor write code the same way.

Please give us enough notice if you can't make it so that other people can take your place.

If you have a talk we'd love to hear from you.

Submit your talk here:(https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFaatfveOUbrmer47jYb5J4J4ttxAFc1CgTjUDltBXmDOJmg/viewform)

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// Conferences

CityJS Conference (27 March 2017) http://CityJSConf.org

Regent Street Cinema - Early bird tickets less than 90 pounds for a limited time - hurry up!

HalfStack 2019 (22 November - London) https://halfstackconf.com/

For 2019, the HalfStack conference will be in Vienna in September, New York in October, and back in London on the 22nd of November.

DOTJS 2019 (5-6 December - Paris) https://www.dotjs.io/

A two days event with some great speakers from around the world. This is the 4th year we are partnering!

React Advanced (5th of October - London) https://reactadvanced.com/

Discount code for our members 15%


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