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Looking for pals to learn Node.js together [Saint-Petersburg, Russia]
Posted December 14th, 2011 - 9:21 pm by from Saint Petersburg, Russia (Permalink)
Hello,

I want to learn to make web applications: do programming and system administration to make things run. My technology of choice is Node.js because it is Javascript, so while learning Javascript I should be able to use it for both client and server side programming.

I would like to find pals (ideally here in Saint-Petersburg, Russia) who are interested in studying this together.

I'm new at all this and I have to learn all this together: Javascript, Node.js, Linux, git and such. I'm looking for pals who are interested in learning together with me.

I plan to use CentOS linux as base (dom0), Xen virtualization for encapsulation in production and experimenting, CentOS or other linux as virtual machines. E.g. I can administer a machine all I want and if I screw up, I have only screwed up one virtual machine and can re-image it.

I'm running a separate computer here at home as Xen virtualization server.

I'm reding the following books:

on Javascript:
Douglas Crockford, "JavaScript: The Good Parts"
short and concise book on Javascript, was highly recommended. But no excercises (it's really short)

on Node.js: (two books, bought here)
Pedro Teixeira, "Hands-On Node.js"
short book on Node by the person who made a series of video tutorialsNode Tuts. I started with the book. Unfortunately, there's next to none excercises and examples. Maybe, the next book is better, or Node Tuts?

Manuel Kiessling, "The Node Beginner Book"
haven't read this one yet

on Xen: Chris Takemura, Luke S. Crawford "The Book of Xen"
skimmed one chapter, learned to install CentOS on CentOS via virt-install. Will do for now. Will return to this later.

Posted December 14th, 2011 - 9:23 pm by from Saint Petersburg, Russia (Permalink)
Hey,

I've found this group via search and I didn't notice that it's in Buenos Aires. Sorry :)

-- Nickolai