Your current filters are…
* The problem with threads.
** Common design problems w/ blocking by default.
* Event-driven design.
** Browser applications.
** Being good at doing nothing.
* Your first node program.
** EventEmitter and the standard callback API.
** Example proxy.
** Simple optimizations.
* Why is it so fast?
** libev, libio and non-blocking IO
We'll assume you are familiar with jQuery and your command-line shell of choice, and that you have an installed copy of CouchDB (at least version 0.11).
Update: I did a test-run of this hack in an O'Reilly webcast. If you are interested to see it, "the recording is here":http://jchrisa.net/drl/_design/sofa/_show/post/jQuery-Evently-CouchApps-webcast
Note: the below is good background still, but doesn't 100% describe what we'll do in the hack. I'm hoping to maximize the interactivity... I want to make sure we have as many people there replicating data around as we can.
We'll be hacking on Taskr, first I'll show you all how to run it, then we'll collaborate on code. Here's "Taskr":http://github.com/jchris/taskr/
If you want to hack server side Mustache templates, you should install the "latest version of Sofa":http://github.com/jchris/sofa
We can hack on this too.
And hopefully there will be a lot of time for people who've tried writing CouchApps and have questions to work with me and everyone else to learn.
Another goal of mine with this hack: I want to meet people who can pitch in to help with the replicating p2p CouchDB web applications stuff.
There is a lot of ground to cover when it comes to the best practices of an entire language. So I will introduce topics and point you to resources for learning more. I also expect lots of questions. I am most interested in getting people the information that they want; so your questions will help to guide this session so that it is as useful as possible for everybody.
1st–4th June 2010