Erik Isaksen Presents on Building Prototypes with Node, AngularJS, & Web Components at the NoVa Node Meetup

Erik Isaksen, a Senior UX Engineer at 3Pillar, gave a presentation at a recent NoVa Node Meetup on how to build digital prototypes using Node, Angular, & Web Components.

Node.js and Angular.js are JavaScript frameworks that have skyrocketed in popularity of late due to their flexibility and ease of use. Web Components is an umbrella term that covers many technologies that create reusable & powerful custom widgets. While this technology set is still new to our toolset, Erik emphasizes that you can use them today in prototyping.

“Each of these pieces is useful individually. When used in combination, Web Components enable Web application authors to define widgets with a level of visual richness and interactivity not possible with CSS alone, and ease of composition and reuse not possible with script libraries today.”

– The W3C Web Components Working Draft –

In his presentation, Erik covers what prototypes are & what they are not at 3Pillar Global.

What are they?

Tangible, rapidly built and rapidly architected representations of ideas that can be tested by users.

What aren’t they?

Production-ready code that can be launched into the marketplace.

Much of the experience gleaned for this presentation came in working on Product Vector, an internal project at 3Pillar that we built over the course of 6 months in 2013 to help clients more closely align development work to business outcomes. Erik worked on the prototype for this incredible product using Web Components, Angular.js, & Node.js.

Watch the video embedded below for the full presentation.

For more information on web components, see TechCrunch’s recap of the 2013 Google I/O conference, aptly titled, “Google Believes Web Components are the Future of Web Development.” Many thanks to NoVa Node Meetup for putting on the event and to Fluencia for hosting the event at their headquarters in Arlington!

Will Sherlin

Will Sherlin

Senior Manager of Digital Marketing

Will Sherlin is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at 3Pillar Global. He oversees the 3Pillar website and other web properties, hosts 3Pillar’s ‘Innovation Engine’ podcast, and manages 3Pillar’s social media accounts. Prior to its acquisition by 3Pillar, Will was an Account Manager at PointAbout, a DC-based mobile app boutique that specialized in developing iPhone and iPad apps. He holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina.

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