March 2023 Meeting

The March 2023 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 13th of March, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (meeting starts at 6:30pm).

This month we're hosted by the lovely folk at Zinc at their offices, on Eversholt Street. Full venue and registration details are given below.


Native apps are dead, long live native apps: Using Turbo Native to make hybrid apps that don’t suck.

Ayush says:

You’ve heard it hundreds of times: Hybrid apps suck. That may have been true in the past, but things have changed significantly in the last decade. With tools like Turbo Native working in conjunction with Ruby on Rails, it’s possible to mix web technologies with native APIs to build slick hybrid mobile apps. We’ll take a look at why the hybrid approach gets such a bad rap, why that reputation is undeserved, and how we can build hybrid apps that don't suck.

  1. LRUG March 2023 - Ayush Newatia - Native apps are dead, long live native apps

End to End typing for web applications

Frederick Cheung says:

Ever had a bug because the frontend made incorrect assumptions about the shape of response data from the backend? Or maybe you trod nervously during a refactor? Or perhaps you broke an app by changing the backend data in a way you didn’t think would matter?

Learn how avoid this type of mistake, enabling you to keep moving fast, by having a single source of truth for your data types, checked both on the frontend and the backend.

  1. LRUG March 2023 - Frederick Cheung - End to end typing for web applications


Once we're done with the talks we'll leave the venue (after doing our best to help tidy up) and find a local pub for to eat, drink, and discuss the talks we've just heard.

Of course, even though this is the socialising part and seems more informal, please remember that still we consider it to be a part of the meeting and covered by our code of conduct.

Venue & Registration

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees.

Secure your place

Hopefully you all remember that physical meetings involve finite space and so to be guaranteed entry you need to register via eventbrite.


The address of the venue:

Euston House, 24 Eversholt Street
London, NW1 1AD
England, United Kingdom
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The venue has a hard limit of 100 people. If you register and realise you can't come, please use eventbrite to give up your place so we can someone else come in your place. We might be able to let in people on the night who haven't registered, but we can't guarantee it.

Posted by Frederick Cheung on Feb 18, 2023