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Slides and Code From CodeStock 2017

CodeStock 2017 was awesome! I learned new things, met new people, and had a fantastic time. I'm already looking forward to next year! It's a bit late, but here's the content from my talks. Building Mobile Apps with Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Your web development skills can be used to build more than web apps. You can leverage the skills and tools you are already familiar with to build mobile applications with Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova. In this talk, you will learn how to take your existing knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and create mobile applications without leaving the comfort of Visual Studio. You will learn the basics of Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova, and you will see how "VS TACO" makes the impossible possible as we connect an iOS device a Windows PC, then deploy, run, and debug that app from within Visual Studio. Slides Code The War is Over, and JavaScript has won: Living Under the JS Regime You fought the good fight. You screamed to the heavens. You held fast and faced the dying of the light. But it's over now: JavaScript has won. No longer confined to web apps, it's on the server. It's on IoT devices. It's on your phone. It's on your desktop. It's everywhere now. But, that doesn't have to be a bad thing! The JavaScript World isn't perfect, but if you can get past "THE SKY IS FALLING!", there's plenty to like about it. In this talk, you will learn about the essential tools and techniques that will make your developer life a happy one in this brave new world. Slides Code Want to see these talks? If you know of an upcoming conference that's looking for speakers, let me know! I'd love to give either of these talks again. I've also thought about recording each talk as standalone YouTube videos, too. If you'd like to see that, let me know in the comments!