At the end of April we're holding an extra meetup, this time in the city of Bath

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Rated 4
Effective Code Review
Talk by Dave Liddament (45 minutes)

There are many benefits of code review---lower development costs, increased code quality, quick up-skilling and on-boarding of team members. Despite these benefits many teams don’t have code review as part of their process at all, while others don’t get the gains they should. This talk outlines the business case for code review and explores how to make code review effective, specifically looking at: * Expectations of what can be achieved with code review. * What should be covered by code review (including example code). * What should not be covered by code review. * How to write code that makes code review easy. * What makes good code review comments. * What makes good responses to code review comments. Finally, to wrap up, you'll be shown how to enable a code review with GitHub. Spoiler alert---it can be done it under five minutes! So if you are on a team that isn’t using code review, or isn’t using it effectively, then you should be at this talk.

Rated 4
Progressive Web Apps
Talk by Mike Oram (45 minutes)

There is a lot of talk about Progressive Web Apps at the moment. It is a hot topic in the JavaScript community. In this talk, we will briefly explore what a PWA is and how to build one. We will look at the benefits of PWA's and more importantly their limitations. We then look a bit deeper at the technologies behind PWA's such as Service Workers, in particular we will look at the mechanics behind Service Workers, and how they will affect your back-end builds. Finally, we will look at offline development, the offline first life-cycle and the tools and technologies needed to start building offline applications. Comparing offline storage mechanisms, and their limitations. This talk is great for anyone building web-based applications, in any language, or anyone wanting to learn more about PWA's and offline development