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Rookies Go To Code School

JSRookiesRubyRookies and Backbone.js join forces at Hack Reactor to learn using Code School, and work on personal projects.

The June Series will focus on the Backbone.js modules.

June 6th and 13th - This will cover Anatomy of Backbone.js

- June 6th: The Anatomy of Backbone.js

- June 13th: The Anatomy of Backbone.js Part 2

The June 13th event will include a online presentation and live Q/A session with Greg Pollack (founder of Code School). More details will be announced closer to the date.

Code School is sponsoring the series and will provide food /drinks and access to the premium modules for everyone in attendance!

Goals - To collaboratively learn using personal project, the power of community, and  Learn from each other, and work together on a practical project that will help reinforce concepts.

Recommended background - Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Please make sure to complete the first two jQuery modules on's javascript track. Looking for my jQuery practice? Try this jQuery coding challenge if you want more practice after completing the modules.

If you are coming to learn Ruby, make sure to have the Ruby interpreter installed.  Chrome browser is recommended for JS hacking.

Bring your laptops, and create a free account on CodeSchool. See you there!

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  • afshin m.

    Good chance to dive into good technology.

    2 · June 6, 2013

  • Stefan M.

    What is everyone's favorite IDE for writing JavaScript?

    For me, the code completion in NetBeans seems to work better than in Eclipse, especially for jQuery.

    I use Firebug for debugging JavaScript, but does anyone think that Chrome's Developer Tools are better?

    June 6, 2013

    • Stefan M.

      I've never heard of Sublime Text 2 before, and just read that it is public beta and has an jQuery plug-in. It got good reviews. However, the released edition will cost $70.

      June 6, 2013

    • afshin m.

      One of those plugins for sublime is JSLint - which is crucial!!

      1 · June 6, 2013

  • Stefan M.

    Just ordered O'Reilly's "Developing Backbone.js Applications". Can't wait for it to arrive.

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Throw them in the center and let the people get all medieval? :p Apple laptops make good weapons you know.. specially those Macbook Airs

      June 6, 2013

    • Stefan M.

      I'd rather have OReilly's "JavaScript and jQuery - the Missing Manual". The missing manual book for CSS rocks.

      June 6, 2013

  • Matt S.

    Love to check this out

    June 1, 2013

  • Brian B.

    Look forward to seeing everybody.

    May 31, 2013

  • Chris

    Looking forward to checking out the hack reactor space.

    May 31, 2013

  • Stefan M.

    I'm currently using Galleriffic.js for my photo galleries, but would please like your suggestions for something better.

    May 28, 2013

  • Imhotep A.

    Bring it!

    May 11, 2013

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