August 2012 Meeting Announcement

Note: Meeting will be a week early on Tuesday, August 21st

Simplifying front-end development with MVVM and Knockout.js

For years, Web developers have been working with JavaScript frameworks, such as jQuery, MooTools, and Prototype.js / Scriptaculous. We all love how easy it is to create animations, effects, select and manipulate DOM elements, make Ajax calls, and so on. However, tasks that seem trivial become repetitive and can turn into maintenance nightmares later on. I will show you a better way for creating highly-engaging, highly-interactive, and maintainable Web applications by using the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern in JavaScript. This pattern is not just for Silverlight and WPF developers. It is made possible for client-side JavaScript by Knockout.js!

Mario Vargas – Cardinal Solutions

Mario J Vargas has worked as a Web developer for over 12 years. He is passionate about TDD and Microsoft .NET technologies, with a special preference for ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC. He is Senior Microsoft Solutions consultant at Cardinal Solutions (Columbus, Ohio), where he runs an internal multi-discipline user group called “AppDev”. He’s an amateur astronomer and occasionally he’s seen out in his backyard looking at the sky on a nice, clear night with or without his reflector telescope. You can reach him at Twitter @angstrey or at his website

Pizza/Geek Dinner
Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. For anyone interested in continuing the discussion a Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting (Location – Logan’s Irish Pub).

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday August 21, 2012

Marathon Petroleum Company – Findlay, OH