Time to Up Your Node.js Skills

Node Program: Intensive Node.js, MongoDB and Express.js Course in The Bay Area

Are you a software engineer who wants to master an effective and fun-to-use, new platform Node.js? Is your goal to stay on top of the curve with cutting-edge technology, and to stay ahead of the competitive software engineering industry by delivering high quality products faster?

But that’s a real challenge. New technologies are poorly documented, and the best practices are often unknown. There’s a serious risk to waste valuable time pursuing the wrong stack or pattern when you read amateurish blog posts and outdated books.

The good news is that there are companies that have run Node.js in high-scale production environments for years (Storify-where I worked before it was acquired—is one of them). That’s the expertise you can tap into.

Most likely it’s not your fault that your company or team didn’t want to invest in Node.js stack a few years ago. The circle of adopters was small, because most of the early technologies are controversial and unstable. This is not the case with Node.js anymore! eBay, PayPal, Groupon, Walmart, DocuSign, and many other large corporations have all adopted Node.js. So this is a great time to jump on the stack before it becomes mainstream!

Not all languages and platforms are created equal. Time proves again and again that engineers who cling to old technology become hard to employ. Every programmers’ and businesses’ enemy is not staying up-to-date on technology. And nowadays with the increasing information overload, it becomes more and more challenging. That’s why we started Node Program, a two-day intensive hands-on Node.js, MongoDB and Express.js training, so you can keep growing in the most efficient way!

This training was conceived in 2012;, constantly taught, and improved since then. Overall, almost a hundred people went through it in organizations like: Cisco, Twitter University (Marakana), General Assembly, pariSOMA, and others. Every student got out of this program more than he/she expected (testimonials). And at the end of this course, I promise you that you will walk away with a few Node.js applications, developed by you.

In addition to the extensive core curriculum (full description)—which was battle tested in the Amazon.com Best Selling books in the Client Server category— you will be exposed to some tips from the trenches. Here are just some of the tipsguidelines and inclusions:

  • Why not committing Node.js modules to your repository is dangerous
  • Why Jade is hard to learn but is one of the most efficient and powerful template engines to master
  • How to escape the madness of levels upon levels of nested callback code
  • Why using the default maxSockets value is a bad idea
  • The best debugging tools that the Node.js professionals use
  • What are the hottest new frameworks that might replace Express.js as the de-facto choice
  • Why the Node Package Manager code was written without semicolons

We’ve put together the best information in the simplest way to help you learn about Node.js, Express.js and MongoDB. The only way to get the information like that is to spend years actively working with the Node.js stack, going to conferences, and constantly researching… or to attend the two-day Node Program class. Why take the long route of learning? Do you really have the time to study via trials&errors, source code, books, blogs and free online documentation? Basically, we are helping you to take a shortcut, save time, avoid frustration, and costly mistakes by using the best practices available.

The next class will be held on September 27–28, 2014—next weekend! We have a limited number of seats, so act now.

You can register for our in-person two-day course in San Francisco on September 27–28 at http://nodeprogram.com.

PS: Do you live in a different state? At the last class, we had a student who flew from Florida! But if flying is not an option, send us a note via the form at http://nodeprogram.com, and we might have a solution for you.

Author: Azat

Techies, entrepreneur, 20+ years in tech/IT/software/web development expert: NodeJS, JavaScript, MongoDB, Ruby on Rails, PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS. 500 Startups (batch Fall 2011) alumnus. http://azat.co http://github.com/azat-co

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