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VanJS: Relay and DoneJS

Jan 18, 2016 · Vancouver, Canada

A new year, a new VanJS. Join us on Monday, January 18 for two new talks about - what else - two interesting JavaScript frameworks!

1. Relay.js - Brooklyn Zelenka

Relay is Facebook’s latest front-end framework, built on top of React and GraphQL. It provides a declarative interface, a framework-managed local data cache, and greatly simplifies exchanging data with the server. Through GraphQL, Relay brings along some conceptual changes to how we think about JSON APIs, which some speculate is the next phase of evolution after REST. Brooklyn is going to cover the basics of Relay's concepts, syntax, and best practices, plus share some of her experiences of using this (very young) framework in production.

2. DoneJS - Julia Allyce

The constant churn of new tools, new architecting paradigms and new must-have features makes it exhausting to keep up. But!! We promise DoneJS is not another JS framework. DonesJS is composed of open source tools that have grown over the last 8 years with the sole intention of helping developers get work done.

Bitovi’s Julia Allyce and David Luecke, developer advocate and open source lead respectively, will walk you through what DoneJS is, its history, and lessons learned from the team. We hope you will leave this talk excited to try out DoneJS. More importantly, we hope to show that a philosophy of consistency and constant improvement is much more important than being the coolest kid in the room right now.

3. Beer

Beer optional - more importantly, hanging out and chatting with other VanJS attendees.

This time we're at UBC Robson Square, in room C320. RSVP for a seat and see you then!

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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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