A 5-post collection

WordPress vs Ghost

Tech Talk DC has migrated to Ghost. There were several factors behind this decision. While WordPress is feature-rich and has great community provided plug-ins, it is also unnecessarily complex and is slow. Bloat and Lock-in By moving Tech Talk DC to Ghost, I'll be losing some functionality, such as live »

What I wish I learned before starting my first MEAN app

If you are a good student and follow the instructions given by the MEAN.JS project, you will go through these steps before starting your first MEAN flavored full-stack JavaScript app: 1. Read the Mongo docs 2. Read the Express docs 3. Read the Angular docs 4. Read the Node »

A Better Way to Node and Angular: Hapi LEBRON

I’ve started learning Node attempting to utilize the MEAN stack, which utilizes MongoDB, Express, Angular and (gasp) Node. I’ve found the barrier of entry to be way to high. Express is too low level of a framework, MongoDB requires me to install a database service. At NodeConf 2014, »

Great deal on Node.js E-book

Recently I’ve blogged about Node.JS learning resources and I’ve focused on picking tutorials where you can learn as you go and be exposed to the full stack implementation at the same time. If you’ve been exposed to RESTful services, JavaScript, Single Page Applications (SPA) and No-SQL »

Learn Node.JS and MEAN Basics Fast

It’s difficult find a good set of resources to start leaning Node.JS. Below is a collection of resources that should lend themselves to different types of learning. Whether you like to read a lot before coding, or you like to start running code as you learn. Why Node. »