TypeScript vs. ReasonML - When Sh*t Gets Real

Agenda: 5:30 - 6:00 - Food, Socializing and Announcements 6:00 - 6:20 - Frontend Testing: Mapping Out the Territory Presented by Gil Tayar 6:25 - 6:45 - TypeScript vs. ReasonML - When Sh*t Gets Real by Peter Piekarczyk About the Talks: TypeScript vs. ReasonML - When Sh*t Gets Real Abstract: Building apps in Typescript has been the talk of the town in the past years. MSFT poured millions

Feb 4, 2020, 11:30 PM – Feb 5, 2020, 1:30 AM

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Agenda:
5:30 - 6:00 - Food, Socializing and Announcements
6:00 - 6:20 - Frontend Testing: Mapping Out the Territory Presented by Gil Tayar
6:25 - 6:45 - TypeScript vs. ReasonML - When Sh*t Gets Real by Peter Piekarczyk

About the Talks:
TypeScript vs. ReasonML - When Sh*t Gets Real
Abstract: Building apps in Typescript has been the talk of the town in the past years. MSFT poured millions into making sure we’ve had types for every popular package and the community has helped deliver the rest.

But no matter how many times I ask Chicago Tech or however many Stackoverflow questions I read over, I still struggle typing the most intricate things. React? Node? It’s all the same. Over the last couple of years, I’ve learned a lot about how I can improve this and get the right type, every. single. time.

Frontend Testing: Mapping Out the Territory
Abstract: "Frontend testing is impossible! I don’t have time for it! It makes my productivity tank! My manager won’t allow me to do it!
These are all excuses for not writing tests for your frontend code. In the interest of time, I will focus on the real reasons - I don’t know how, I’m afraid to start - and alleviate the fear by just writing tests and showing how easy it is..
I will give a recipe that you can follow to ease your fear of the unknown—writing tests. I will discuss the various kinds of testing and how they fit together in a coherent way, but most importantly - I will give sample code that you can use as a template in your own project."

About the speakers

About Peter Piekarczyk:
Peter Piekarczyk is the co-founder & CTO of Draftbit, a platform that helps teams build React Native and Expo app visually. He’s been an entrepreneur his whole life but still has trouble spelling the word. Peter’s built and maintained projects for React, React Native, React Navigation, Apollo GraphQL and ReasonML.

About Gil Tayar:
From the olden days of DOS, to the contemporary world of Software Testing, Gil was, is, and always will be, a software developer. He has in the past co-founded WebCollage, survived the bubble collapse of 2000, and worked on various big cloudy projects at Wix.
His current passion is figuring out how to test software, a passion which he has turned into his main job as Evangelist and Senior Architect at Applitools. He has religiously tested all his software, from the early days as a junior software developer to the current days at Applitools, where he develops tests for software that tests software, which is almost one meta layer too many for him.

Organizers

  • Dan Baran

    GDG Chicago

    Organizer

  • Joel Vasallo

    TAG - The Aspen Group

    Director, Platform Engineering

  • Jeremy Shore

    Co-Organizer

  • Amanda Rossi

    Organizer

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