Spotlight: JavaScript

2012-03-24 00:00:00 2012-03-25 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight: JavaScript The Spotlight event series concentrates on relevant tech topics for one day, allowing interactive professionals and students to build up their skills at a low price point with a minimal time commitment. The second in the series puts a spotlight on JavaScript, a development language… Toronto FITC Toronto



Luke Galea will introduce you to Node.js, the asynchronous server-side javascript platform. Named by InfoWorld as 2012’s Technology of the Year and recently surpassing Ruby on Rails as the most popular repo on Github, Node.js is certainly one of the hottest and most heavily hyped new technologies.

We’ll go beyond the hype and look at real world Node.js uses. Who is using it and why?

Then we’ll get our hands dirty. Using Node’s package management system, the Express web framework and the plethora of modules available, Luke will walk you through what’s actually involved in building a real-time web application using Node.js.