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Prototyping à la Node with Express

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User testing and prototyping are great ways to get early feedback on a potential project or feature. Common rapid prototyping solutions tout their ‘code-free’ nature — but when we already have HTML5 on hand, why go that route? How can we use tools we already know to get up and running quickly? Using Express.js, we can quickly and easily get a prototype on the ‘real’ web and provide a different sort of interaction environment for user testing.

This talk will discuss the how and why of rapid prototyping and user testing, a quick sample of simple testing methods, and how you can use Express.js (with git, Node, and Heroku) to get your prototype up at at ‘em — with skills you already have.

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Pam Selle


Pam Selle is software engineering lead at IOpipe, building analytics and metrics tooling for serverless applications. Pam is a Google Developer Expert, published author, and frequent conference speaker. She founded Philadelphia’s premier JavaScript conference, LibertyJS, and ran the largest Philadelphia JavaScript meetup (with 1,400+ members) for three years. You can find her on her blog,, and on Twitter as @pamasaur.


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