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Why nothing will love your app more than Postgres
In the world of web development, relational databases can often take on the stigma of a technology dinosaur. Postgres turns this trend on its head by being a fast, reliable and extensible datastore of love. In this session, we'll look at how Postgres stays relevant with features, embraces NoSQL concepts and works with your code to live App'ily ever after.
Cross-Platform Mobile Apps with PhoneGap
How WDT Visualizes Weather (GeoJSON, d3.js, leaflet.js)
Data visualizations of large weather datasets have always been too expensive to render client-side. Commonly used datasets (radar/satellite/rainfall) are run through WDT's image tiling server and served out as x/y/z Mercator tiles. Small point-based or polygon-based datasets are being served out as GeoJSON feeds. Experimental and forecast-based products have always been viewed by static imagery. Our web development team has built leaflet plugins for displaying tile and GeoJSON products, and they have utilized d3.js, leaflet.js to render the raw output of WDT's newest weather products client-side.
Lunch provided by SST Software
Testing at Twitter
Web testing at Twitter - the challenges that our size presents, the systems we've evolved to meet our needs, how attendees can incorporate what we've learned into their workplaces.
Service-Oriented Architecture for Single-Page Apps
A breakdown of the general architecture that was used for building CloudHdr. The entire system is composed of 3 main "service" apps (users, files, processing), and a collection of various single page apps each aimed at a different vertical slice of user facing functionality. Topics would include auth from service to service and from SPA to service, cross domain issues for data transfer, and handling file uploads. JS examples would be in Ember, but concepts would be broadly applicable to other frameworks. In fact some of the "tricks" are accomplished outside of the framework, with jQuery.
(Mobile) Compatibility on the World Wide Web
In this talk I'll cover some of what the Mozilla Web Compat team does, i.e., working towards a truly open web where content is available to all users of the web, independent of device, browser, or country of origin. Along the way we'll look at some truly horrific code ranging from old school clientside UA sniffing to busted HTTP interactions. And hopefully we'll come away with a better understanding of how we can hope to support the ever-growing set of devices accessing our sites and apps.
"You've heard of Sass and probably even seen a talk explaining its powerful features. Everyone's telling you to use it, to switch your projects to Sass… but why? And HOW? What do you mean you can't just delete your entire CSS folder and start over?
The Way of the Open Web
Jory will discuss Open Web values and how to bring them in to your organization for the benefit of your workflow, engineering culture, and of course your business's bottom line. She'll discuss lessons learned cultivating these values at Bocoup, its clients, and the developer communities of which it is a part.
Everything I know about games I learned from the 90s
Computing is a history of possibility and limitation. Creativity thrives in limitation through attempts to understand and exploit boundaries. The goal of this talk is to appreciate and respect the past triumphs over limitation by looking to the lore and artifacts of sages. It also attempts to convey the value of true understanding by doing.
HTML5 Can't Do That: Surveying the Mobile Landscape
Depending on who you ask, HTML5 is either the pinnacle of open technologies, or a telltale reason so many mobile apps suck. After an awkward adolescence, from HTML to XHTML and back again, battle lines have been drawn around this revitalized contender named HTML5. Even supposing a victory is possible, is it winner-take-all? In this talk, we'll look at various approaches to mobile development: from responsive sites, to native apps, and what role HTML5 has to play.
Nuts and Bolts of Shumway
Where it’s at
Located at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City
within walking distance of great hotels and restaurants
We have a special rate of $159/night at the Courtyard Marriott hotel downtown until October 31st.
Book a room online with this link or call 800-217-9905 and use code THPC when booking.