Node.js has been around for a while now, since 2009 to be precise, and learning Node.js at Codeschool was an obvious starting point for me to discover what it is all about.
Where Apache was needed in the past, Node.js can now (to a large extent) be used, and then some.
Codeschool’s Node.js Course Review
Ok, so how did I experience the Node.js course at Codeschool? If I need to sum it up into one sentance, then I would say that:
Well taught by Gregg Pollack and Carlos Souza with a fun and practical example of how to build a real-time chat server using Node.js at its foundation. The introduction to Socket.io was very valuable and a prime example of the power of Node.js.
Maybe too concise. The course lacks real depth and maybe too much focus is given to the basic concept of Node.js and the heavy dependency on other packages like Express.js to really make it all work.
Codeschool’s Node.js bloopers *smile*
One of the small things that always cheers me up while taking courses at Codeschool are the blooper reels they add to the end of some levels.
Here is the blooper reel from the Node.js course.