Getting started with Fuse – 7th MeCoDe meetup

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Meetup notes

Last Thursday (02.03.2017) we had our 7th MeCoDe meetup, and this time it was all about Fuse.

The presenter was our Goran Levačić, the leader of incubation and education in TICM, who did a great job in showing us first hand how to work with Fuse on few practical examples that we were able to code and run on our laptops as well!

I’d like to thank the team from Fuse that sent us their awesome stickers and badges (check them out in the pics section)!

For those who just want to take a peak at the code, here’s the Github project.

Few pics from the meetup

Short how-to tutorial

Here I’ll outline few steps on how to get started with Fuse and get one simple example application working.

  • Download Fuse from their download page and install it – it works on both Windows and Mac
  • When you run Fuse you’ll see this screen
  • Select New, name your project and click OK:
  • Click on Open in Sublime (I’m guessing that if you don’t have Sublime Text, some other editor will be shown as default here): and you should see something like this:
  • In your Fuse dashboard click on Start app preview and then just confirm the Local option and click OK: you should get this screen open up:
  • If you tap and hold the rectangle this is what should happen:
  • Now, few examples with code and expected output:
  • This last example may have a bit more value since it’s showing how to fetch some data from an API (JSON response) that holds an array of presenters on our meetups so far. The full source code can be checked out on this Github repo.

Conclusion

Fuse looks really promising and I wish they keep getting this tool better and get out of beta as soon as possible 🙂

If you want to learn more about this tool, then be sure to check out their video tutorial series on YouTube. They also have examples, documentation, forum and Slack channel where you can find even more information.

As always, I encourage you to send us your wishes for next meetup topics, as well as speaking proposals. Thanks, and see you on the next meetup (early April).

Written by Nikola Brežnjak