May 2013 Meeting - Remco Blok talking about HTML5

Published on 24 April 2013

Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Remco Blok on Thursday 23rd May 2013 at the Robert Gordon University.

HTML5 applications with Kendo UI and TypeScript

Taken from Telerik's Kendo UI website, Kendo UI is said to be a

"Comprehensive HTML5, JavaScript framework for modern web and mobile app development.

Kendo UI is everything professional developers need to build HTML5 sites and mobile apps. Today, productivity of an average HTML/jQuery developer is hampered by assembling a Frankenstein framework of disparate JavaScript libraries and plug-ins.

Kendo UI has it all: rich jQuery-based widgets, a simple and consistent programming interface, a rock-solid DataSource, validation, internationalization, a MVVM framework, themes, templates and the list goes on."

In this talk Remco Blok will talk about his experience using Kendo UI and TypeScript building HTML5 line of business applications, coming from the perspective of a Silverlight developer. He will pull no punches as he details his views on both Kendo UI's strong points and current weak points. He will go into examples of MVVM and data access to OData data sources using Kendo UI. Remco will also go into how using TypeScript with Kendo UI, instead of JavaScript, has helped him 'tame' JavaScript (at least in his mind).

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Speaker Bio

Remco Blok is a freelance .NET / web software developer and architect from the Netherlands who has been based in Aberdeen for 15 years, developing and designing software for the Oil and Gas industry. Remco is passionate about delivering quality solutions according to best patterns and practices. While he may admit to having a preference for .NET technologies, specifically Silverlight and XAML, through his career he finds himself again and again developing and designing HTML and JavaScript solutions. He has in fact found enthusiasm for HTML and JavaScript frameworks as they make great strides to catch up with Silverlight and XAML.

Agenda – Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

  • 1800 - 1815: Arrival and registration
  • 1815 - 1820: Introduction
  • 1820 - 1920: HTML5 applications with Kendo UI and TypeScript
  • 1920 onwards: Questions and drinks at the bar

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes listed here.

Location and Directions

Venue: Room A12, RGU Building, St Andrews Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1HG Directions: Map showing St Andrews Street

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