FrontMuc Meetup, September 2016

The next Frontend Meetup will be hosted by JetBrains on September 6th 2016. Event is free, we already have topics to discuss, grab your spot on meetup.com.

EDIT: Event has happened! Review below. 

So far it was our busiest meetup – all 100 spots have been gone in about 1 week.

One reason as a selected trending topic – Virtual Reality.

6 pm, the room is getting busy. Warming up, introduction, getting started.

 

 

1. Designing for VR

Our first talk is presented by Thomas Gläser and Xaver Loeffelholz, VR experts at Delightex. Talk teaser:

Virtual Reality is everywhere in the latest tech news. After 6 Mio. Google Cardboards sold and other big players like Facebook, Oculus, HTC Vive and Sony jumping into the ring of VR, there is quite a hype around it. Virtual Reality will influence our work fundamentally for the next years. We already see the first wave of great games and 360 movies, but what does it take to design for this new and exciting medium? What kind of requirements do we have to meet? What kind of best practices do already exist? And how can you create interactive prototypes for VR? Thomas Gläser and Xaver Löffelholz are Designers for the VR tool CoSpaces, will give you an overview of current best practices and a glimpse of the future.

2. GraphQL, a better approach than REST?

presented by Robert Hostlowsky. Teaser:

Facebook uses GraphQL to power their apps and web sites. They are open source. So what is it in detail? How does it work? How could it solve typical problems we have with REST. One of the goals was to improve maintainability, provide higher flexibility for e.g. supporting many different client-versions, and provide rich developer support. At Facebook it is used heavily, and there are quite interesting features on there road-map… Should I already use GraphQL now? How can I integrate or migrate to this technology? 

See the slides here.

 

3. Code quality tools for web developers

by Ekaterina Prigara from JetBrains, host of this event. Teaser:

While you can still write great code in a plain text editor, there exists a wide range of tools that can really help you to ensure high quality of your code. In this talk I’ll give an overview of popular tools like ESLint or JSHint which check your JavaScript code for possible errors and code style issues. We’ll see how these tools can be set up, used in text editors, configured as part of a build process and what an IDE like WebStorm can bring to the table.


We are thankful to everyone for making this event another success of Munich Frontend Developers. See you next time!

 

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