I reached around 9.30am to grab some soft drinks and pain au chocolats at Intermart for the attendees before heading to the venue. We waited for the attendees to be seated and the meetup started at around 10.20AM
This time I didn't have any session to present, which gave me more time to prepare the slides for the intro segment. I used this template from Figma and customized it a little to suit front-end coders. As usual, I explained who are the front-end coders and why we host meetups, thank the sponsor, introduce the speakers, suggest the topic for next month's meetup. I also left just one slide of CSS tips, since I'm not presenting anything else today.
- Percy Mamedy - Modern monolith with Laravel & InertiaJs
- Ish Sookun - Laravel Livewire
- Ravish Dussaruth - Setting up Laravel & NextJs with Breeze
- Yusuf Abdool Satar (Gophers.mu)—How to structure a go program
Percy gave a great tour of InertiaJS and how it works. He built a simple frontend + backend to-do application which communicates via axios API calls, then he proceeded to refactor the application live in front of the audience to make it become an IntertiaJS app with Laravel + Vue.
Percy explains IntertiaJS
Honestly, I thought this was a very good approach to build web apps that are already using Laravel and want to have better integration with their frontends. Will definitely use it in the future. Percy described IntertiaJS as an alternative routing library for Vue, which instantly helps clarify the technology.
Ish speaks about Livewire
The simplicity of the tech works was quite impressive. Livewire appears to be inspired from Hotwire. aka HTML over the Wire.
Lots of pizzas!
We took a lunch break and had panarotti pizzas, and took the time to network a bit. It was a fun and jovial ambiance. We had a group photo right after lunch
Front-end Coders July meetup group photo
Nadim addressed the audience and spoke about XEFI
Before resuming the next talk we had Rachid from XEFI who gave our attendees an overview of their company and what they do. He shared some interesting details about an Academy to train people and the potential for installing a Data Center in the region. \
Rachid gave a brief explanation of how XEFI operates
Ravish demoing Laravel Breeze
Up next, Ravish showed a demo of how to make a Laravel app talk to NextJS using breeze. It was really a breeze how easy and fast it was to set up.
Yusuf speaks about his experience with Go
I thought it was very enlightening, even if I don't write go myself. His structure is inspired by the Go Standard library.
Thanks to Nadim for helping us get this location and handling communications with the people at XEFI!
Gearing up for the photoshoot
THE team reunites for a photo
Our hosts for the day
Pritvi joining the geeks once again
This was yet another awesome session and all attendees seemed to have a good time. Some of us headed out to Flying Dodo to hang out post-meetup till the evening ! Until next time!