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These are the slides from the talk that Geoff Goodman and I gave at ng-conf 2015 (

Enjoy the slides and check out the talk here

A huge shout out to my friend Clifton Lin ( for creating our gorgeous slides.

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  1. 1. BADGES!? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!
  2. 2. Lukas Finds Out Plunker Is Not A Company. You Won't Believe What Happens Next!
  3. 3. You do NOT need permission to be awesome!
  4. 4. BOOM Make Mistakes.
  5. 5. Geoff Tells Lukas How He First Deployed Plunker. His Reaction is Priceless!
  6. 6. • Plunker exists because I did some really dumb things • When you can’t find free db hosting:
 fs.writeFileSync("/tmp/db.json", JSON.stringify(db)); • I didn’t wait for the right way to build things It’s OK to Make Mistakes
  7. 7. • Plunker would never be useful if you couldn’t go back or share your projects • But it would be useless if it didn’t exist while I tried Redis, Mongo, MySQL, … There is a lesson here
  8. 8. Make Compositions.
  9. 9. A Guy Talks About What Plunker Is Made Of. (And It's Not What You Think, Either.)
  10. 10. Plunker: MEAN + Ace
  11. 11. Plunker: MEAN + Ace + Duct tape
  12. 12.
  13. 13. • Plunker is really just a bunch of awesome things wired together • JavaScript programmers are lucky: npm, github, view source • Save time and use existing code • Until that code starts making you waste time • Then consider in-housing it It’s OK to Make Compositions
  14. 14. Make Friends.
  15. 15. Who Wants To Cry And Have Their Faith In Humanity Restored?
  16. 16. Make Compositions. Make Friends. Make Mistakes.BOOM
  17. 17. Demonstration
  18. 18. Peace Out! @simpulton @filearts #noBadges