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.


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 ([email protected]) to apply.

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