Atlanta JavaScript Meetup

I guess I'd never really thought about it. Would you consider JavaScript to be Open Source? Well, Firefox supports it and Firefox is Open Source. Most of the Javascript libraries out there (JQuery, Moo, Prototype, etc) are open source. Even the EXT JS library has a GPL v3 version. So I guess I'll have to say that it's open. Anyway, there's a new JavaScript meetup forming. At the moment they haven't decided on a place to meet, and their charter is a bit thin: Meet other local JavaScripters to share knowledge, to review the state of the art, or to dream up new applications. But follow along, sign up and be there! See: The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Page.

Events - The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group

Events - The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group
  • The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group

    Hello JS folk! This month we've invited Jeremy Fairbank of Test Double ( to introduce us to RxJS ( Observables. If you are using Angular (, then you are using RxJS and observables every time you make an Ajax request. If you use ngrx with Angular, then RxJS plays an even bigger role. Having a deep understanding of RxJS will help you become fluent in Angular. Moreover, RxJS is becoming widespread and is being used standalone in other contexts as well as with other frontend frameworks such as React and Vue.

    Lightning Talk: GraphQL

    To open our evening, Keyur Patel will give us a short introduction to GraphQL.

    Main Presentation

    RxJS ( is a library for expressing asynchronous code with Observables. Observables provide a powerful API for handling DOM events, WebSockets, and REST APIs in a unified, composable manner with less code. In this presentation, we will learn how Observables work, the benefits of Observables over Promises, many of the Observable operators, hot versus cold observables, and more. You will leave this talk with a better understanding of RxJS and how to write cleaner, more elegant asynchronous code with Observables.

    Jeremy is a web developer with a master's degree in computer science. He has many years of experience in front-end development and full-stack development, working heavily with JavaScript and Ruby. He has presented numerous times at conferences such as Fluent Conf and RailsConf. He is passionate about front-end development and its future, taking that passion to the world of Elm too. He is currently authoring a book on Elm with The Pragmatic Programmers.

    Atlanta, GA 30324 - USA

    Monday, November 27 at 7:00 PM