Building AJAX APIs w/ Node.js & Redis AND Real-Time Metrics w/ Rickshaw & Node

Wednesday 15 Aug 2012 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

We have a double feature this month!

Building AJAX APIs w/ Node.js & Redis

Whether you are building a new application from scratch or refactoring an existing application, designing a RESTful API has pretty much become a mandatory functional spec these days. The presenter will discuss how he built a RESTful API leveraging Node.js and Redis. A retrospective analysis of things like tooling, testing, surprises and gotcha's will also be reviewed.

Chris Alexander has used Javascript for years, but it wasn't until a friend encouraged him to attend the NYC-based Node.js Meetup group summer of 2011 that he realized Javascript could potentially be THE language that unifies client- and server-side logic and model codebases. Since that time he has journeyed to strengthen his skills in OO Javascript, Node.js and Redis.

Real-Time Metrics w/ Rickshaw & Node

It makes a big difference to be able to see change as it happens. In this talk we'll take a tour of open-source tools that let us aggregate and visualize client-side and server-side events for real-time analytics and monitoring.

David Chester is the primary author of Rickshaw, a javascript toolkit for graphing time-series data. He hails from Shutterstock.com, where he has his hands in software architecture and front end development.

 


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