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I love programming with all my heart. I also love parties. I REALLY love programming parties and that is why I put together HolidayJS every year for the Phoenix development community.

I have compiled a list of starter projects and resources for the attendees to use for the hackathon portion of HolidayJS and I wanted to make it available for everyone since it is actually pretty useful. I intend for this to be a living document up to the event and after so check back every so often to see what is new.



Create hybrid mobile apps with the web technologies you love. Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components, gestures, and tools for building highly interactive apps. Built with Sass and optimized for AngularJS.

Getting Started with Ionic

Blank Ionic Starter Project

Ionic Starter Project with Tabs

Ionic Starter Project with a Sidemenu

Ionic Starter Project Built on Salesforce

famo-us is a free and open source JavaScript platform for building mobile apps and desktop experiences. What makes unique is its JavaScript rendering engine and 3D physics engine that gives developers the power and tools to build native quality apps and animations using pure JavaScript. runs on iOS, Android, Kindle and Firefox devices and integrates with Angular, Backbone, Meteor and Facebook React.

Getting Started with

Intro to / AngularJS + AngularJS on Github



Firebase is a great backend as a service that makes creating realtime applications really easy. Here is a quick 5 minute tutorial to get started as well as a starter project created by yours truly.

Web Quickstart

Hosting Quickstart

5 minute tutorial

Viewnicorn Project



StrongLoop is great for creating RESTful Node.js applications very quickly. Here is a starter project as well as a simple RESTful web application and API that I created.

StrongLoop Starter Project

Simple REST Website




Auth0 makes identity management really easy. Check out the docs and two videos I just shot that shows how easy it is to get up and running.

AngularJS and Auth0 Go On A Speed Date

Second Date: Multiple Identity Providers with Auth0 and AngularJS/

Ionic Integration Tutorial

AngularJS Integration Tutorial

Auth0 Angular SDK

Auth0 Documentation



Microsoft is bringing awesomeness to the open source community. Check out these links for BizSpark, Azure, and AngularJS + Visual Studio!

Free BizSpark Account

AngularJS Visual Studio Template

Visual Studio Community Edition

Additional Resources

One Hungry Mind. It goes without saying.

Year of Moo