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A Foolish Quest: Creating Knitting Patterns Using JavaScript

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Published on Jun 22, 2016

Liz Abinante!
http://lanyrd.com/2016/nodepdx/sfchfq/
The talk will show taking something real-world and math-based, like knitting, and turning into a program is actually super easy (no one is surprised here). But! What happens when you combine that with best practices and expected conventions, along with industry-wide standards for design and presentation? Things get a lot more complicated than just crunching numbers, especially when your output will result in lots of manual hours for people creating a real object. This is the story of how Liz built a customizable knitting pattern generator in JavaScript (after she’d built it in Ruby first, of course), and the lessons learned when you try and do math for more than just math’s sake.

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