Ok. So it’s not exactly LIVE blogging (as I am sitting here after an AMAZING BBQ meal) stealing power and getting ready for the next session. But already, #NCDEVCON has proved to be a great conference!
I have always loved the clear as a bell tape lines helping streamline the checkin process (you guys should patent it). Then things kicked off with a session on API’s by Elisha Dvorak from Adobe. Elisha talked about the future trends of apis and microservices and how ColdFusion is positioning itself to make those easier to handle. It was 50,000 ft look at apis for sure but I left knowing more about an area I do find engaging.
Session breakouts after that. I can, of course, only cover those I actually attended. For me, I kicked up Small Screens, Big Rewards! The Experience of Converting Desktop Websites to Mobile by Jessica Kennedy. She was fun, informative and a great evangelist for mobile and CSS. I am one of those many developers that are driven mad by CSS…..hate it! But Jessica really turned my thinking on it. Looking how seamlessly and quickly it seemed she could make things rearrange, resize, and realign with a few simple code changes was awesome! I left really jazzed about CSS!
My next session was one put on by Raymond Camden called Everything They Didn’t Tell You About Hybrid Development. Always informative and always entertaining, talks by Raymond are usually no-miss. I learned a lot as he described some dos and don’t with regard to using Cordova to do mobile app development. He spent a great deal of time on the your persistance options (Indexed DB, WebSQL, SQLLite, etc,) He also mentioned some great tools to use as well. Kind of wished I had experienced using Cordova before attending but hey, I’ll keep the info tucked away until I need it.
And then lunch! Did I mention the Carolina pulled pork BBQ and mouth-watering BBQ sauce? And the baked beans? Take it from a guy who thinks baked beans is the only side a meal should ever have….they were killer!!!
Well, ready to get my Node on…..Build Your Backend in Node.js by Matthew Eash. That is assuming I can get my backend up and moving after that lunch!