Our Next Meeting
When: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Place: CenturyLink Auditorium Directions: 
Title: ECMAScript 6: Too Much Goodness to Wait!
Presented By: Mark Volkman

About the Presentation: The next version of JavaScript, defined by ECMAScript 6 (ES6), is packed with great, new features. There are many more significant additions than were provided in ES5. Firefox and Chrome are aggressively adding support for these and IE11 supports some, but it may be years before all popular browsers fully support ES6. The good news is that you don't have to wait to use ES6 features. You can use a transpiler today to convert ES6 code to ES5, enabling it to be run in current browsers and with Node.js. This process can be automated to occur whenever JavaScript file modifications are saved from any editor/IDE. This talk will describe tooling that enables this and provide an overview of many of the new features. These include block scope, default parameter values, destructuring, arrow functions, classes, template strings, promises, modules, iterators, generators, and more. After learning about these features, you won't want to wait to start using them!
About the Presenter: Mark Volkmann is a partner at Object Computing, Inc. (OCI) in St. Louis where he has provided software consulting and training since 1996. As a consultant, Mark has assisted many companies with Java, XML, Web, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, and AngularJS application development. Mark has created and taught many courses on topics including: Java, Swing, XML, Ruby, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, and AngularJS. Mark is a frequent presenter at St. Louis area user groups. He has written for XML Journal and the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) magazine. He has presented at the XML DevCon, NFJS and Strange Loop conferences. Mark frequently writes articles on various software development topics. These can be found at http://ociweb.com/sett.
Schedule of Events
We meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. Attendance is free, and you do not need to sign up -- just show up!
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July 2015 ECMAScript, Mark Volkman
August 2015 Java and Performance: Bigest Mistakes, David Foradori
September 2015 Creating a REST web service server with JAX-RS and JAXB , Jackson Thompson


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