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Rob Becker
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Tune into the live stream of the Dart Summit! Just a few minutes until it starts.
https://www.dartlang.org/events/2015/summit/

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Dart users are "Dartisans". Whatever meeting they had to name the language ended the moment someone pointed that out.
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My neighbors and friends could use some help if you can find it in your heart to give a little.
Imagine if the living space for your family of 7 was cut in half, if part of your home was destroyed, and if your insurance policy didn’t cover the cost to repair your home. And imagine if the process for repairing your home took three months just to get to the point where you could work on repai...
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I had to go back and watch the HTTP 203 series again because +Jake Archibald and +Paul Lewis are so very entertaining. Check em out and other videos on the +Google Developers youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsII_38oWcnQzXs9K9HKBMg-e
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A great indian restaurant in Missoula? Help make it a reality.
Theo is raising funds for Masala Restaurant on Kickstarter! Masala is growing. The time has come to expand from a seasonal food cart to a year round restaurant.
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I think we all will insist on that
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tldr: Montana has highly motivated employees.
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Ha, Illinois is right where I thought it would be
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Wow new Chromebook Pixel 2015 is up! Hardware looks awesome!
Shop at the Google Store for Android phones and tablets, Chromebooks, Android Wear, Chromecast, Nest, plus a selection of accessories.
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I didn't say for development. I said for usage. If you read my blog post, I
describe how I do development.
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Sign up for the coolest programming competition. Registration opens for Google Code Jam in under 4 hours!
Hello World, Code Jam is back! For the 12th year running, Google Code Jam returns as one of the top, programming competitions in the world. The contest, which consists of intense algorithmic puzzles held over multiple online rounds culminating in an on-site final round with the top 26 ...
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Registered!  I'd better start practicing.
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Rob Becker. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I wonder if you can embed the Goolge Hnagout right on the meetup event...
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I was just searching for gifts for my niece and apparently there is a company that spends time money and resources to make this gem. This has GOT to be the next product that gets ridiculously funny customer reviews. C'mon internet.
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No need for fiction on this one.
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Happy #Workiva day.
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If the whole "software engineer" thing doesn't work out you can always fall back on your barista skills!
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Hey Dartisans, why not write some Dart code for Google Code Jam so we can get the number of people jamming in Dart up? I don't want to be the only one!

http://www.go-hero.net/jam/14/languages
Language, Remaining, Qualification Round, Round 1A, Round 1B, Round 1C, Round 2, Round 3. Alice, 1, 1. C++, 21, 11504, 2134, 3677, 2296, 1867, 319. D, 1, 25, 3, 8, 8, 6, 2. Java, 6, 5616, 584, 1436, 735, 318, 46. Kotlin, 1, 3, 2, 3, 1, 1. OCaml, 1, 37, 7, 11, 9, 6, 1 ...
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I was thinking this morning about +Web Components and +Polymer. I think web components are awesome and I'm super excited about them.  (Thanks +Dimitri Glazkov +Alex Russell and everyone I don't even know about who made this a thing)

First, some background (stay with me):

When you're building large scale applications for the web, one concern that comes up is how to release your code into production. That includes things like combining scripts, minifying them, picking a module loader, and dependency management tool, and the list goes on. All of this comes with a huge amount of complexity when you have a large number of teams, and can't dictate which tools to use.

For Polymer, a tool called Vulcanize walks the dependency graph of your app and does all of the optimization for you. This way you don't have a huge amount of network requests for each HTML import and every separate script file for every web component in your app. 

Back to my ah ha moment this morning ... 
With the advent of HTTP2, all of this hoop jumping doesn't matter as much. We don't need to try as hard to avoid lots of network requests. In a HTTP2 world, we can write web components the right way and it will just be efficient on the wire.

Well, what about older clients that aren't HTTP2? Here's the beautiful thing. Since the dependency graph is now specified with HTML tags (HTML imports and script tags) it's possible to have a server side bit of code to walk the graph, and do all of the "best practices" for a HTTP1x world. Then I realized, that would basically be putting the vulcanize tool into Page Speed Service (mod_pagespeed etc)  so it happens automatically and transparently for older clients. Best of all, no extra work for devs.
Ah ha! 

So, I ask, if this isn't already planned, please make it happen.
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My mind has been completely preoccupied with both Polymer and Angular stuffs lately. So much shiny all coming together now.
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  • Workiva
    Senior Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
    Software Developer, 2006 - 2013
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Great Thai food and the lunch specials are a good value.
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I'm addicted to the Fish Burrito Supreme!
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Absolutely the best pizza and strombolis. It's all about the dough. They like to experiment with toppings too.
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Their food has gotten much better in the last year or two. It's always been a great place to get a drink, now with great food too. There's lot of different styles to choose from.
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The food is always fantastic, and the servers are great. It's a great place for date night.
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