Archive for the ‘Meeting’ Category

February Meeting – SMACKDOWN

Monday, February 6th, 2012

The SMACKDOWN is back! Bob and Mike will go back and forth showing JavaScript tips and tricks, continually escalating and outdoing each other with masterful one-upmanship! The winner gets the eternal mantel of JavaScript guru and the loser – gets put to DEATH!

We will also do ajax news.

Building Web Applications with MDV

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

MDV or “model-driven views”, eschews the concept of widgets in favor of template-based views which are behavior-based and update themselves when the data has changed.

Max Motovilov gave a presentation on MDV which was enlightening and thought provoking. He showed how he leveraged The Dojo Toolkit to create behaviors and data stores which update his views through his custom-built template system.

Max’s detailed presentation can be seen here, and you can also see the examples he used on GitHub.

Video: Webpage Design Basics for Non-Designers

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Designing-Web-PagesPosted is the video and presentation of web design for non-designers. We cover a lot of basics, including logo design, layout, fonts, and color theory.

Video: Hype Animation Tutorial

Monday, June 13th, 2011

hype-example New goodies are posted! First, I gave a tutorial of the Hype HTML Animation App. You can see the video here, and you can see the final results here.

And we also have Bob doing the Ajax News, where he focuses on an interesting blog and topic, The 11 JavaScript Mistakes You’re Making.

Next Meeting: Hype Demo

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

The next Club AJAX meeting will be next Tuesday, June 7th. We’ll demo the new Hype animation tool, do Ajax News, have some give-aways, and finally a code Q&A.

Yes. The Dallas Mavericks are playing game 4 of the finals that night. We looked at changing the date, but that didn’t work – the Mavericks wouldn’t cooperate and move the game to Wednesday… something about TV schedules and 20,000 ticket holders.

Hence we’ve opted for an easy-going meeting, but it should still be fun! And I will have the Mavs game queuing up on my DVR and will be racing home to see them win!

GO MAVS!!

Video: HTML5 Video and Canvas Demo

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Donald Smith gives an excellent demo on HTML5 Video and Canvas. He first converts video into a canvas object, then manipulates the pixels, creating some simple special effects. The group was very impressed at this functionality. VIDEO HERE. Demo files included.

Bonus Video: Bob Byron risks death by giving us the latest events in the Ajax world! VIDEO HERE.

Video: A Conversation About REST

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

“Nobody implements REST correctly”, said Dr. Roy Fielding, the inventor of REST.

But Jeremy Brown will help you get close. He explains what REST is and also presents a variety of topics and questions you will certainly come across while implementing your API.

View the video here.

View the presentation here.

Video: Database Query with a drag-drop UI

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Marvin Elder demonstrates his DHTMLX enabled interface that does database queries via a user interface.

See the video here.

You Need Some HTML5

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Preview image from tonight’s presentation.

You need some HTML5... right here.

Meeting Tonight! New Location!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Club AJAX is back on track after the Freeze of ’2011™. Tonight’s presentations will be Bob Byron’s Simply JavaScript where he will be discussing the basics of JavaScript. Also tonight is Mike Wilcox’s HTML5 is Dead. Mike will discuss the latest craziness surrounding the HTML5 spec and the standards bodies.

We’ve moved!

We are still with Improving Enterprises, but they’ve moved across the street to 16633 Dallas Pkwy, First Floor Suite #110. See the map for details.

See you there!