February 2013 Austin JavaScript Details Announced

February has enough days dedicated to love and romance, so we’re dedicating our meetup to bugs. We’ve got local JavaScript free-thinker and theorist Lon Ingram joining us for a talk about bugs and bug reproduction (ewww gross).

Lon Ingram is lead frontend engineer at Waterfall Mobile. He’s been writing JavaScript for a living for over six years, and working exclusively on single-page apps for the last three. His personal and academic projects focus on the problem of building complex apps on the web stack, with a particular interest in applying results from systems research.

Topic

I will discuss the problem of reproducing and diagnosing bugs reported from the wild, and then present Reanimator, an experimental system for capturing and replaying JavaScript applications. Reanimator captures non-deterministic input to a JavaScript application in a log that can replayed at a later date. It was originally designed for recording web application crashes for later debugging, but I will also cover other uses, such as usability testing and tutorials.

Of course we will followup all of this up with our wildly crowd-pleasing roundtable of JavaScript-related questions.  This is an open forum to present topics of discussion in a rapid-fire manner or simply heckle @joemccann or @slexaxton!

Afterwards, the discussion carries on a few blocks away at The Gingerman, where they have over 70 beers on tap.

Thanks to our sponsor IBM. They’re hiring developers! Check out the job description and contact Jill (jorlich@us.ibm.com) to apply.

Any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Alex (@SlexAxton).  Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter: @AustinJS.