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Last night we attended our 3rd London JS meetup, held at the offices of the event sponsor Poke, in Shoreditch.

Hungry from another busy start to the week, we were once again pleasantly surprised by Poke’s generosity who had provided 15 (we counted) Papa John’s pizzas and enough Peroni to put a Pizza Express to shame. There were 3 talks on the agenda + we had been particularly looking forward to hearing what the speakers had to say about Node.js.

Paul Kinlan started proceedings discussing and demoing LeviRoutes, a javascript routing framework he had built for Google.io. Using the HTML 5 History API, this looks like a bloomin’ useful bit of kit when you’re developing single page apps.

Alex Young then gave us a great account of implementing Node.js + Express in the real world, providing some particularly useful + comical tips on how/when to persuade a client that node is the way forward.

Michael Smith ended the evening with his introduction to Nodejs, discussing the wider applications (other than as an HTTP server) that node is suited to and even fitting in some live coding before his battery run out!

Another great event from London JS, thanks guys…looking forward to the next one!

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