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Chicago Node: NestJS: A Node Framework That's Just Right

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Chicago Node.js
Aug 20
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Title: NestJS: A Node Framework That's Just Right

Description: Node web frameworks come in a variety of flavors. From the minimalist router that is Express to the highly-opinionated set of patterns given by Sails, but if you're looking for something that's a little bit of both, there's a new framework in town.

NestJS is a progressive, server-side framework that offers developers a reliable core architecture pattern with the ability to extend it at will. It combines some of the most popular Node libraries with Typescript and dependency injection to offer a developer experience that's quite different from other Node frameworks, but may be more comfortable for developers moving from Rails or Laravel.

In this introduction to NestJS, we'll talk about where it fits in the Node framework landscape and some of the features that make it a pleasure to work with. We'll look at real code, but keep the talk high-level enough that you won't have to know Typescript to follow along.

Speaker: Karl L. Hughes - The Graide Network, CTO


6:00 - 6:15 :: Food and Networking

6:15 - 7:15 :: Main Presentation

7:00 - 7:15 :: Open Mic

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Food is always provided!

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Location of Event

405 West Superior Street
Chicago, US-il, 60654
405 West Superior Street
Chicago, US-il, 60654

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