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Nov 16

Web Summit Recap

By on November 16, 2016 1:23 pm

Now in its 7th year, Web Summit is the world’s largest web conference, with more than 50,000 people in attendance. The conference possibly draws inspiration from SXSW Interactive, with a European twist. Each year it brings an impressive agenda of speakers and attendees from around the world. It has become an event that attracts startups and established companies, making it a hot spot to meet many people in the tech industry.

Nov 8

SitePen Podcast Episode 021

By on November 8, 2016 1:29 pm

Is it a dongle? The Apple event happened and the team shares their thoughts on the future of the Mac. They discuss what they like and don’t like, and what they think of the future of their favorite development platform. Also, the gang discusses Intern and the new features coming down the pipeline.

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Show Notes

That’s a wrap! If you’d like to be a guest on the SitePen Podcast or just think we’d be fun to hang out with for an hour, let us know!

Nov 1

Connect.Tech 2016 recap

By on November 1, 2016 6:54 am

I was back in Atlanta a couple weeks ago for Connect.Tech, the largest JavaScript focused conference in the southeast with nearly 1,000 attendees and 11 concurrent sessions. Connect.Tech is a community conference and covers a wide variety of topics over two days. This year I was invited to speak on the topics Composition vs. Inheritance and Testing ES6 and TypeScript Code with Intern.

Oct 27

SitePen Podcast Episode 020

By on October 27, 2016 8:12 am

Torrey is out this week, but we have a very special guest, Dylan Schiemann! We start off by talking about the new features in TypeScript 2.0 and then Neil describes his woes using TypeScript for rapid prototyping. Additionally, we talk about Yarn – the new npm CLI tool, and the announcement of the JS Foundation!

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Show Notes

That’s a wrap! If you’d like to be a guest on the SitePen Podcast or just think we’d be fun to hang out with for an hour, let us know!

Oct 26

Exploring WebVR

By on October 26, 2016 12:12 pm

This October, we delivered meetup talks on WebVR in London and Phoenix on the same day to share our early efforts in exploring WebVR with TypeScript, Dojo 2, Intern, and A-Frame.

What is WebVR?

WebVR is an experimental JavaScript API that provides access to Virtual Reality (VR) devices, such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Cardboard. These VR devices are used with your web browser. Native browser support is currently limited to experimental releases of Chrome, Firefox, and Samsung Internet Browser for Gear VR. You can also try it using shims that add support to today’s browsers. WebVR is not another graphics rendering engine, but instead adds APIs that support rendering VR scenes with WebGL in the web browser’s Canvas.

Oct 11

Running Intern Tests in the Cloud

By on October 11, 2016 7:43 am

With Intern you can easily run tests using your local machine’s web browser or on any other machine running a Selenium server. Sometimes a project will need to be tested across a wide range of platforms and browsers, more than an individual user or even an enterprise may have available. Cloud testing services such as BrowserStack, CrossBrowserTesting, Sauce Labs, and TestingBot provide access to hundreds of VMs running various combinations of platform and browser versions.  Intern has out-of-the-box support for several such services.

Oct 7

SafetyNet 2016 recap

By on October 7, 2016 8:41 am

SafetyNet is an annual conference hosted by Pulsiam and is focused on trends in software for the safety industry. Because of our expertise in shaping the modern web and our ongoing work with Pulsiam’s application development efforts, I was invited to deliver a keynote about the past, present, and future of the web, as this industry begins to transition to web-based solutions.

Sep 30

SitePen Podcast Episode 019

By on September 30, 2016 2:33 pm

The gang invites Sean Larkin, core team member of Angular-CLI and Webpack, to the show. Bryan joins the panel in grilling Sean to determine what exactly Webpack is and where it’s going. Sean also shares his personal experiences and how he got started contributing to open source!

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Show Notes

That’s a wrap! If you’d like to be a guest on the SitePen Podcast or just think we’d be fun to hang out with for an hour, let us know!