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Intro to Node.js By Chris Cowan

Learn the basics of Node.js by covering the basics, how to deal with nested callbacks, how to create your own modules, and walk through a node.js project. Also get slides at http://www.rvl.io/ccowan/introtonodejs

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  • Vartan A.

    I am looking for someone that can help me on a small javascript project. Budget $25/hr. please contact me[masked]

    February 6, 2013

  • Vincent P.

    My head is still reeling. Just got down the basics of running a CMS with PHP and now have to consider Node.js as an alternative.

    January 17, 2013

    • Chris I.

      Honestly, If you're just in need of a CMS, use Wordpress. If you want to make Wordpress from scratch, or role your own content management system, you'd be better off learning/using Rails. And if you have a high I/O requirement, (a CMS wouldn't) or if you just want to learn this stuff for another project, choose Node. Not trying to stir anything up, but for ease of your situation, there may be better choices.

      January 17, 2013

    • Brad W.

      I would agree with the WordPress suggestion if the main goal is to make a simple CMS. However I think that Vince was currently working on making a basic CMS for learning purposes and the guide he had happened to be in PHP. Correct me if I'm wrong Vince. So I guess what I was trying to say is that if you're setting out to learn something new then a lot of people might agree that PHP is losing ground to things like Node.

      January 17, 2013

  • Chris I.

    The dive through a real Node project after the slides was the best part. Up to this point I've just seen trivial code examples of Node in practice. I got a much better understand of when and how I could leverage Node for specific projects. Thanks Chris!

    January 17, 2013

  • Brad W.

    So for those of you that were at the meeting last night. I mentioned that our real website www.phoenixjavascript.org wasnt looking right on my phone. I thought it was a chrome thing since I was using the stock browser on my android. But now that Im on a desktop with actual chrome, the site looks nice. I guess I thought that the stock browser on my android phone would be webkit. Oh well, if you read this please check out the site on your preferred browser and see if it looks right. Looks good to me on Chome and FF (Ubuntu)

    January 17, 2013

    • Chris I.

      Looks fine on FF/Chrome on OS X

      January 17, 2013

  • Brad W.

    That is unfortunate. With the way UAT has me pick dates with them, I have to pick a series of dates several months in advanced. I have been choosing Wednesdays because that seems to be the best day of week for people. As it turns out the dates chosen until April are all the 3rd Wed of every month. When I choose the next block of dates, I will make sure that we dont overlap with GDG

    January 4, 2013

    • Brad W.

      Just going off what Michael said, it is hard to choose days that don't overlap with other similar groups. I like Wednesdays the most since that's what people have conveyed that they want it to be. That said, I dont care much for having my group be on specific Wednesdays of the month like some groups have. This helps me be more flexible. I just try to have them 4ish weeks apart. I also dont know the schedules of the other groups (especially the ones that aren't on meetup) as much as you or Michael might. I wont every change the date of a meeting once posted – its not fair to the people who are already RSVPed. But for the Feb– April dates since they arent posted, if UAT is flexible with me, I don't mind moving them around (if we can choose a Wednesday that doesn't overlap with other groups) Any Ideas

      January 5, 2013

    • Luis M.

      Sorry, didn't meant to imply anyone needed to change meetings. I know it's difficult to make sure UAT has the space available. I just happen to enjoy the Phoenix JS group, and don't want to miss the next 5 meetings :)

      I think there's two calendars being updated right now with tech meetings: http://www.aztechbeat...­ and http://events.azgroup...­

      January 6, 2013

  • Luis M.

    Phoenix GDG meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month, so unfortunately this meeting is on the same night. And January's GDG is also a JS topic.

    January 4, 2013

    • Michael J. R.

      Pretty much every Tues Weds and Thurs has a tech meeting. Node AZ is the third Monday... I would suggest just picking your day... Someone will always conflict... Someone will always want a closer venue.

      January 5, 2013

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