Meeting: April 18 - Effective JavaScript Debugging

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Tuesday: Apr 18, 2017

11:30 am

1141 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK

About “Effective JavaScript Debugging”

Did you know that your web browser has a full suite of built-in JavaScript debugging tools? With the developer tools in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, you can debug JavaScript on the fly with breakpoints, watch expressions, an interactive REPL with autocomplete, and much more. Learn how to troubleshoot bugs and memory leaks like a pro, armed with the same web browser you already use every day - no extra plugins or downloads required.

About Vance Lucas

Vance Lucas is a seasoned programmer with nearly two decades of web programming experience dating back to 1998. Vance is a full stack polyglot programmer who currently uses JavaScript/Node.js, PHP, and Ruby. Vance created and maintains the very popular phpdotenv package, Spot ORM, Valitron, and Frisby.js open-source projects, among many others. Vance is the co-founder of the Techlahoma Foundation, Oklahoma City JavaScript User Group (OKC.js), and co-organizer of the annual ThunderPlains Developer Conference in Oklahoma City.

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Meeting: Nov 17 - Building Native Mobile Apps in JavaScript

This Month

Tuesday: Nov 17, 2015

11:30 am

401 NW 10th,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

About “Building Native Mobile Apps in JavaScript”

An overview of the current landscape of tools that turn JavaScript into native mobile apps, and then a story about how Vance built the Countism app ( with all JavaScript, and published it to the app store.

About our Speaker

Vance Lucas

Vance is the co-founder of OKC.js, Techlahoma, and ThunderPlains. Vance is a web and mobile developer with a long list of open source and personal projects. Website:

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Meeting: August 21 - Double Javascript

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Meeting Tuesday, August 21 at 11:30am at Oklahoma City Metropolitan Library [Ronald J. Norick Downtown

Spin Kick your Javascript with Frisby.js and Data-Driven Documents[d3]

The first presentation will be on Frisby.js. Frisby is a REST API testing framework built on node.js and Jasmine that makes testing API endpoints easy, fast, and fun. Frisby.js is invented by Vance Lucas

The second presentation will cover D3. D3 is a avaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation.

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First Meeting: January 2012

The inagural OKC.js meeting will be on Tuesday, January 24th from 11:30-12:30 at the okcCoCo in Midtown OKC.

Vance Lucas will give a short presentation on JavaScript BDD testing with Jasmine, followed by a group discussion about what people want from the group, topics people want to hear or present on, and the direction of the group in the future.

This group will be open and benifical to anyone involved in any form of JavaScript at any level. We will cover front-end topics like jQuery, HTML5 APIs and the DOM, back-end development topics with tools like Node.js, Express, and NPM, as well as core JavaScript fundamentals like proper namespacing and the module pattern.

Lunch and drinks will be provided by the nice folks at Nine Collective, so come have a free lunch and get involved in the local JavaScript community.