Surprising how difficult it is to count people calmly sitting in place and not moving. I'd make a terrible guardian for children on a fieldtrip, but there were somewhere between 38 and 47 people based on my various counts.
All the speakers did a great job of presenting their topics and I was happy to see next to no smartphone and laptop navel gazing from the audience. Rare sight at these sorts of events.
Then it was straight to an overview of using modern MV* libraries and the difference between frameworks and libraries - a library is fairly open-minded and a framework is smarter than you so you have to obey.
The talk about AngularJS deepened the subject by showing a few code examples with AngularJS. Looks like it's very easy to magically connect things on the screen, but step out of what Angular knows is best and you will have a bad time and likely way too much work.
Either way, the videos are now online. Have a look.
- MV* Libraries
Unfortunately the videos don't convey the great job beer and cupcakes did of keeping everyone around for a nice geeky chat.
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