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Talk at http://karlsruhejs.org/ on March 26, 2014. Telling about the history, the current state and the future of the Hoodie Open Source Project

Gregor Martynus

March 26, 2014

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    loved it, nobody could help, really •And there was Jan. He loved it big time, invited me to CouchDB User Group in Berlin, I gave a talk, we decided 

  2. hoodie.account.signUp(username, password) hoodie.account.resetPassword(username) hoodie.store.add('todo', properties) hoodie.store.findAll('todo') hoodie.store('todo').on('change', handleChange) hoodie.email.send({ to:

    '[email protected]', subject: 'From Hoodie With <3', html: htmlText, text: text, attachments: [hoodie.convert(document.body).to('letter.pdf')] }) hoodie.purchase(productId).via('paypal')
  3. Dream Driven Development •dream up the most beautiful API you

    can. Dream big. •Get excited. A lot. •Build it backwards •Repeat.
  4. Hoodie is an API first.
 It’s a promise. Everything else

    can change or is replaceable. 
 The API is all that matters.
  5. Offline first, the good Let people use your app, without

    any sign up
 ☛ Conversation rates you didn’t even
 dare to dream of. It’s crazy fast
 ☛ zero latency It works offline
 ☛ because, why not?
  6. Offline, the “interesting” parts new app states ☛ signed in

    but not authenticated ☛ local changes that have not yet been synched 
 new UX challenges ☛ tell the user he’s offline or not? ☛ To show or not to show that there are local changes? ☛ How to make user aware of unsynced changes?
  7. Hoodie is not… … the new jQuery. Hoodie has not

    opinion on the frontend. It does not interact with the DOM at all. Hoodie <3 jQuery. They a great companions.
  8. Hoodie is not… … the new Backbone/Angular/Ember/you name it. Hoodie

    starts where Frontend MVC/MVVM Frameworks end. Hoodie <3 all of them. They are great companions.
  9. Hoodie is not… •… a Meteor competitor. •Meteor exposes very

    low level backend capacities everywhere •Hoodie encapsulates all backend operations to hide away its complexity, instead of exposing it
  10. Hoodie is not… an All-In-One solution. It’s a very tiny

    core with a great plugin architecture. Example plugins can expose APIs like hoodie.email.send(emailProperties).then(showSentMessage) hoodie.purchase( productId ).with(‘paypal’) hoodie.convert(document.body).to(‘report.pdf’) hoodie.call(phoneNumber).then(showCallUi, hideCallUi) hoodie.translate(text).to(‘fr’)
  11. State of the Hoodie •developer preview •great time to build

    first apps •we have Hoodie apps in production today •1.0 due in 2014:
 sharing, payments, hosting/setup, PouchDB, conflicts, migrations, documentation, HoodieLaunchParty!!!!
  12. The Hoodie Future •Super simple One-click setup, both locally &

    online •One-click Setup package for Hoodie Hosters (think Wordpress) •always open-source, always bootstrapped, always not-for-profit, always independent (includes us) •We are here to stay, you can trust and build on Hoodie for the long term •We wish we could move faster, but we will never compromise our vision •You can helps us <3
  13. Please help us make •give it a try, you will

    be amazed •Pleas ask questions
 (@HoodieHQ, #hoodie, github.com/hoodiehq/discussion/issues) •Please report bugs •Contribute: espy.github.io/ubersicht/#hoodiehq •Spread the word: Tutorials, Sceencasts, Talks, Meetups/UserGroups <3 •Sponsor Hoodie
 (exclusive weekly sponsoring incl. commit signatures) •Hire Us team@thehoodiefirm.com
 (all income goes towards Hoodie Development)