A friend and I have committed to do the NodeSchool courses to learn Node.js. We’ve even gone to the length to create a Slack group to keep each other motivated
I ran the workshopper using the OS X default terminal. The workshopper displays the instructions and then you have to make a file and then run it through the workshopper. One thing that helped was using the screen program that apparently installed with OS X. Here’s a good tutorial I used to get up and running with it quickly: http://www.kinnetica.com/2011/05/29/using-screen-on-mac-os-x/. The benefit of this is not having to switch back-and-forth between the instructions and your work file so that you can progress faster.
Whomever is behind the workshopper is a very generous person! I ran through the exercises and I like the feedback loop I get from progressively completing the exercises. I do feel that it helps to have some programming background before trying these out. Curious to know how this would work with someone who’s never touched a line of code in his or her life.
One thing I am trying to decide is whether to go through the workshops in order or just jump straight to the Node stuff:
There are a ton of electives too which is neat. Can’t wait to go through these. I feel like modern frameworks and languages have a lot better ways of learning than the older ones.