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3/21/2012 Blaine Bublitz and Luis Montes

Getting started with Node.js and building an app that uses the Google APIs

Node.js is the new hotness. but why should or would you want to use it?

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

Top industry players such as LinkedIn, Yahoo, ebay and others are using Node.js in production for fast, scalable, real-time applications.

Luis and Blaine will help you get started with Node.js with some demos and live coding with the Google APIs

Bring your laptop and follow along as we get started using Node.js and build an app that uses the Google APIs.

The important links from the demo:

Node Homepage

Download Node!

Documentation of the built in APIs

NPM (Node Package Manager)

Search the NPM database!

Helpful beginner guide

Express documentation

Websocket library w/ documentation

Default Express templating language

Blaine’s “gapi” documentation

Blaine’s other projects

Speaker:  Luis Montes

Luis Montes Luis Montes is a software developer from Carefx Corporation by day working with Medical Software
on portal platforms. Luis' main focus is on building scalable, real-time, HTML5 applications as well as HTML5 Games. He's the co-orgranizer of the Phoenix Google Technology User group and has spoken at many events and conferences such as DojoConf and Desert Code Camp.

Speaker:  Blaine Bublitz

Blaine Bublitz is co-founder of Iced Development, specializing in HTML5/Javascript/Node.js. He hacks on HTML5/Browser-Based Games in his free time. Graduating about 1 year ago, his knowledge and skills with these technologies have improved tenfold through interaction and discussion with Phoenix developers.  

Blaine helped create and presented a Chrome Plugin for collaborative drawing in a Goolge+ hangout at the HTML5 Hackathon at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA on 8/11/11, almost 6 weeks before Google released the official Google+ Hangouts with Extras and the Hangout API.  The release of the API spurred him to begin work on a presentation to inspire others to create amazing things that leverage the Google+ platform.