October 13, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Ever tried to launch a website of blog with WordPress or Drupal but found that it was experiencing poor performance or was becoming increasingly expensive to operate? Dynamic content, or content that is rendered based on database or HTTP requests, can become more costly to operate as demand increases or slower as features are added. We're going to look at static site generators such as Hugo which allows you to pre-compile, in a sense, your website or blog using a familiar syntax such as Markdown, so that way it is blazing fast, cheap, and has no dependence on a database. The speaker's blog, www.thepolyglotdeveloper.com, is an example of what you can accomplish with Hugo.
September 21, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Remember RESTful APIs? Remember how you had to create an API endpoint for every little thing and as your business grew, so did the data payloads of your API endpoints? Remember how tiring it is to consume data from large APIs via a frontend like Angular or React? Take GraphQL, a new concept that allows you to query your APIs rather than just consume data from them. Using GraphQL, you can query for data from your frontend using a single endpoint and no specific amount of data complexity. In this session, learn how to create an API powered by GraphQL using Node.js and a NoSQL database.
August 17, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Drupal out of the box can seem like a monolithic nightmare. During this presentation we will go over how to break this beast out into a three tier architecture system using Docker and Amazon Web Services to create a scalable and reliable Drupal stack. In this talk we will discuss how we use Docker to containerize Drupal, PHP Composer to build and maintain Drupal, and both custom and open source modules to run Drupal in AWS.
July 12, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Angular used to be AngularJS. Then it became Angular 2. Then they skipped version 3. Then 4, 5 and 6 came out in rapid fire succession. Where do you begin?!
We’ll look at how to start building an Angular project from scratch. Beginning with some basic Node commands, we’ll scaffold out an Angular project and look at how the project is organized. Next, we’ll walk thru some basics of TypeScript and MVVM basics. We’ll end with building your first Angular project, some tips on debugging and places to look up more information.
- A quick overview of MVC vs MVVM
- Building your first Angular project
- Components, Views
- Adding a Route to your project
- Tips on debugging
June 22, 2018 at 07:00 PM
May 10, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Android and iOS are the two most popular mobile platforms at the moment, but how does someone develop amazing applications for them? You could learn Java, Objective-C, and Swift, but is that feasible for maintenance or even timely development? You could build a hybrid web application, but will that give you the performance you need? Take NativeScript, a framework for developing native Android and iOS applications using a single set of code. In this presentation we're going to see how take Angular, a popular web framework, and use it to develop a native mobile application in very little time.
April 20, 2018 at 07:00 PM
The Raspberry Pi Zero is an Internet of Things (IoT) device the size of a pack of gum without WiFi or Bluetooth that can run Linux and costs only five dollars. When working with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and many other Altcoins, it is recommended that wallets are encrypted and never to be exposed to the internet. Take the Ledger Nano S for example, a hardware wallet that encrypts information and is accessible via USB. In this presentation, we're going to see how Golang can be used to generate cryptocurrency wallet information sandboxed and encrypted on the Raspberry Pi Zero, an alternative to buying one of the expensive options, but maintaining similar functionality.
March 23, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Kicking off the first meeting for the Tracy Developer Meetup!
The topic of this meeting is to learn about local developers in the area, where they work, what programming skills they have, and what they're interested in.
In addition to meeting everyone, it is a great opportunity to create a plan for future Meetups. I (Nic Raboy) have a list of topics that I'm interested in, but I want to get an idea about what everyone else would like to see during future meetings.