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ETE 2015   /   Jul 27, 2015

Philly ETE 2015 #42 – Don Coleman – Creating Bluetooth Low Energy Apps

Bluetooth Smart, or Bluetooth Low Energy devices are everywhere. We’ll look at how to discover, connect to, and control these devices with software. You’ll learn how Bluetooth LE works and understand profiles, services, and characteristics. I’ll demonstrate writing Android and iOS Bluetooth apps using Apache Cordova.

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ETE 2015   /   Jul 23, 2015

Philly ETE 2015 #41 – Maurice Naftalin – Parallel-Ready Java Code: Managing Mutation in an Imperative Language

Massively concurrent systems are the future, and shared data mutability is the obstacle to getting there. Where does that leave imperative languages like Java, that depend on mutation?

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ETE 2015   /   Jul 22, 2015

Philly ETE 2015 #40 – Ash Furrow – Catching up with Swift

In this talk, Ash Furrow, author and iOS engineer at Artsy, presents the current state of Apple’s new programming language: Swift. He’ll begin with a description of why Swift was needed – what problems existed with Objective-C and how does Swift address them?

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ETE 2015   /   Jul 22, 2015

Philly ETE 2015 #39 – Brian Shirai – The End of General Purpose Languages: Rubinius 3.0 and the Next 10 Million Programs

Our approach to programming for the past 50+ years has mostly focused on specific features of a programming language. The result has been an emphasis on “general purpose” programming languages. The next 10 million programs will not be built this way. We don’t have the time. We don’t have the money. And we can’t afford to fail as we have been.

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ETE 2015   /   Jul 20, 2015

Philly ETE 2015 #38 – Keynote – Dave Thomas – Emerge-ncy

If things go to plan, Dave Thomas will contend that we are looking at emerging technology wrongly. By definition, newer will be worse than older, at least in the short term. And yet we jump like lemmings off the bright and shiny cliff. So how do we find a balance?

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ETE 2015   /   Jul 20, 2015

Philly ETE 2015 #37 – Diana Larsen – Improving and Extending Retrospective Outcomes

Diana Larsen, co-author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, will introduce you to a simple framework for getting better outcomes from retrospective meetings, suggest ways to maintain the relevance of improvement to the work of your team, and provide tips and pointers to get great returns from the time your teams devote to every meeting.

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ETE 2015   /   Jul 20, 2015

Philly ETE 2015 #36 – Allen Wirfs-Brock – ECMAScript 6: A Better JavaScript for the Ambient Computing Era

We’ve entered the Ambient Computing Era and JavaScript is its dominant programing language, But a new computing era needs a new and better JavaScript. It’s called ECMAScript 6 and it’s about to become the new JavaScript standard. Why do we need it? Why did it take so long? What’s in it? When can you use it? What comes next? Answers will be given.

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ETE 2015   /   Jul 07, 2015

Philly ETE 2015 #35 – Ritchie S. King – Visual Storytelling with D3: A Conceptual Introduction to Visualizing Data with JavaScript

If you’re interested in visualizing data on the Internet, the best way to do it is to use the JavaScript library, D3. Short for data-driven documents, D3 works by marrying your data to your web page, a glorious union that enables you to sculpt that web page into a graphical display which mirrors exactly the structure of your data.

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ETE 2015   /   Jul 06, 2015

Philly ETE 2015 #34 – Yehuda Katz – What is Rust?

You may have seen Rust on Hacker News, Reddit or Twitter, but what is all the hype about? With Rust just recently having become stable, now’s a great time to learn more about this emerging language that is taking on old stalwarts like C++ without giving up on the expressiveness of higher level languages. Whether you’re a grizzled systems programmer or a dynamic language programmer looking to dip your toe in, this talk will have something for you.

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ETE 2015   /   Jul 06, 2015

Philly ETE 2015 #33 – Todd Montgomery – The Changing Face of Communications: IoT, REST, and Reactive

We are experiencing a profusion of interconnected devices. Architectures are undergoing radical changes to enable better scaling and resiliency. And at the heart of all of these are several new protocols that are changing the way services communicate. A lot of interest lies with WebSocket, HTTP/2, CoAP, MQTT, XMPP, etc. What can these protocols do? What can we learn from them? And where are things going? This session will explore these questions and more.

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