This course was funded by a wildly successful Kickstarter.

Do you want to code for the web? In this course: get a fundamental introduction to a fast-growing JavaScript environment.

What is Node.js?

Node.js is a runtime environment that allows you to use JavaScript outside of a browser context. For instance, you can use it directly on a computer or server OS. It has support for HTTP and reading from/writing to files. Node.js is lightweight and efficient.

What are the benefits of Node.js?

Node is fast. Its code is written in plain JavaScript that is easy to understand. The Node Package Manager (NPM) is helpful. It is well-supported, popular, and has an active community of developers.

Node.js is free to install from www.nodejs.org. We use v6.11.2 LTS in this course.

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of JavaScript, including what a variable, object, and function are.
  • Basic knowledge of some web principles would be helpful, such as basic HTTP knowledge, what an HTTP 404 code is, how a browser interacts with HTTP.
  • Note that this course was recorded on a Mac. NodeJS is available for Mac and Windows computers.
John Bura

Your Instructor

John Bura

John Bura is has been a successful instructor since 2011. John Bura has been programming games since 1997 and teaching since 2002. John is the owner of the game development studio Mammoth Interactive. This company produces XBOX 360, iPhone, iPad, android, HTML 5, ad-games and more. Mammoth Interactive recently sold a game to Nickelodeon! John has been contracted by many different companies to provide game design, audio, programming, level design and project management. To this day John has 40 commercial games that he has contributed to. Several of the games he has produced have risen to the top 10 in the Apple's app store. In his spare time John likes to play ultimate Frisbee, cycle and work out.

Your Instructor


John Bura
John Bura

John Bura is has been a successful instructor since 2011. John Bura has been programming games since 1997 and teaching since 2002. John is the owner of the game development studio Mammoth Interactive. This company produces XBOX 360, iPhone, iPad, android, HTML 5, ad-games and more. Mammoth Interactive recently sold a game to Nickelodeon! John has been contracted by many different companies to provide game design, audio, programming, level design and project management. To this day John has 40 commercial games that he has contributed to. Several of the games he has produced have risen to the top 10 in the Apple's app store. In his spare time John likes to play ultimate Frisbee, cycle and work out.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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