Friday Hacks #121, October 14

Posted on by Advay Pal

This week have Chuk from from NUS ISS and Yos from Paypal talking about JavaScript Promises, and GraphQL respectively. See you there!

Facebook event here

Date/Time: Friday, October 14 at 6:30pm
Venue: The Hangar by NUS Enterprise
Free pizza is served before the talks.

JS Promises

Talk Description:

The promise is an important programming concept and pattern in JavaScript environment. In this session we will talk about the following:

The what and the whys of promise

Common uses of promises with examples from jQuery, Angular and Node; sequencing, coordinating parallel tasks

Monads - a general pattern

Speaker Profile

Chuk is a lecturer at NUS ISS.

GraphQL in an Age of REST

Talk Description:

GraphQL is an application layer query language from Facebook. With GraphQL, you can define your backend as a well-defined graph-based schema. Then client applications can query your dataset as they are needed. GraphQL’s power comes from a simple idea — instead of defining the structure of responses on the server, the flexibility is given to the client. In this talk, discover a new approach to build and expose Web APIs. Will GraphQL do to REST what REST did to SOAP?

Speaker Profile

Yos is a recent Computer Science graduate from NUS SoC, currently working as a software engineer at PayPal. In his spare time, Yos moonlights as an API fanatic and enjoys learning new things.

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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