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Webuquerque: Battle of Development Frameworks and Libaries

Aug 25, 2009

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Webuquerque's recently hosted The Battle of Development Frameworks & Libraries, presented by local developer Mark Casias. We had a nice turnout of about 20 people. If you weren't able to join us, we have everything you need to feel like you were (almost) there.


Mark surveyed some of today's most popular development tools, discussing the pros and cons of each. He also encouraged audience participation, getting opinions and feedback from attendees regarding their favorite tools.

Highlights included Mark's comparison of JavaScript libraries, including:

As well as frameworks such as:

And some of today's popular CMSes:


Mark's presentation deck is available on Slideshare:


Video of The Battle of Development Frameworks is available on Viddler:


Photos of the event are available on Flickr:

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Coming in September

Our next presentation is Podcasting & Vodcasting 101 on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, beginning at 7:00pm at UNM ARTS Lab.

For this event, we are joining forces with our sister NMAUG organization, Animotion. As such, we are changing venues and starting the presentation 30 minutes later than our usual meeting time.

Other than those minor changes, you can expect another great presentation! Local audio/video producer Vince Ascoli will examine the full cycle of podcasting and vodcasting:

  1. Conception
  2. Production
  3. Encoding
  4. Distribution

Vincent will also demonstrate several examples of pod- and vodcasts, what people are doing with them and how they can be made to work for you and your clients.

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2009 Presentation Schedule

While you are at it, mark your calendar with our remaining 2009 schedule:

October 7
Introduction to Microformats
Presenter: Emily Lewis
November 4
Bigger, Faster, Stronger, WOW! Digital Marketing the Right Way
Presenter: Reid Givens
December 8
NMAUG holiday party (time & location TBA)

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Please note, these topics and presenters are subject to change.

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