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Get a Leg Up with Twitter Bootstrap



Howard Lewis Ship introduces and demoes some of the most interesting features of Twitter Bootstrap.


Howard Lewis Ship is the creator and lead developer for the Apache Tapestry project, and is a noted expert on Java framework design, web application development, dependency injection, Java meta-programming, and developer productivity. Howard is an independent consultant, offering Tapestry training, mentoring and project work as well as training in Clojure.

About the conference

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web. Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture.

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Dec 19, 2012

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  • JavaScript/HTML vs. CoffeeScript/JADE

    by Howard Lewis Ship,

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    I'm strongly considering reworking this talk back to using normal HTML and JavaScript, rather than cramming the CoffeeScript/Jade stuff at people.

    It was interesting that Alex chose this talk over my other submissions; I had mean to preface this with "unlike the other talks you'll hear today that will change the way you think, this one is just about practical concerns" or something to that effect ... but I had some trouble getting my laptop set up and forgot that in the rush to get started.

  • Re: JavaScript/HTML vs. CoffeeScript/JADE

    by marc prades,

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    While coffeescript is popular( but not trivial to those who dont know it) , Jade is not (if you are not a node/rails folk). Anyway , it is always better to appeal an audience as wide as possible.
    Great talk nevertheless.

  • Re: JavaScript/HTML vs. CoffeeScript/JADE

    by Eric Smith,

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    Not sure I agree on this. Sure, using Javascript/HTML may broaden the audience, but this talk is arguably about showing a tool (or tools) that may be useful to developers who need to spiff up the front-side experience, but don't primarily do front-side work. I would argue that inspiring them to explore/use Coffeescript and Jade is just as valuable as Bootstrap for this. Booststrap is new to me, but I use Coffeescript and Jade for reasons that are probably similar to yours: they make forays into front-side development more pleasant. And because of your talk, I will now add Boostrap to this.

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