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Neato Burrito: JavaScript Promises and Async/Await

Promises were one of the first concepts in JavaScript that really made my brain melt. Then I was taught in my DigitalCrafts class to think of the assembly line at Chipotle, and everything seemed to click into place. And thanks to ES8, we got some syntactic sugar called ‘async/ await’ to clean up our Promises, giving us a shorter, nicer-looking way to write asynchronous functions.

Published 30th November 2018
5 minute read

Summer Coding Bootcamps in Atlanta


We've compiled a list of summer coding camps in the Greater Atlanta area that teaches kids various skills such as app creation, mobile & web development, and in some cases, robotics.

Published 22nd May 2018
10 minute read

What are JavaScript Promises?

Whether you are writing code for the browser or the backend, programming in JavaScript means writing chunks of code that could run at any time in the future. For example, imagine a web page that displays trains schedules for different stations. When a user chooses one of the stations, the data for that station is retrieved from the network, and then that data is shown to the user. When learning JavaScript, newcomers must master a number of asynchronous programming techniques. One of these is the use of Promises.

Published 16th May 2018
8 minute read

5 Best Books to Learn JavaScript

Looking for a good starting point for learning JavaScript? Check out our list of the 5 best JavaScript books, compiled by Atlanta Lead Instructor Rob Bunch.

Published 6th September 2017
3 minute read

Getting Started with JavaScript Promises: Part 1

A look at JavaScript Promises, which are now native in the ES6 release. Say goodbye to Bluebird, Q, etc., if you've been using them. If you haven't yet, welcome one of those big changes that will make a difference in your code!

Published 15th August 2017
10m minute read

Getting Started with Node.js: Part 4

Part 4 of Getting Started with Node.js. In Part 1, we installed Node.js and ran our "hello world" file through the command console. In Part 2, we took the same file and set up a Node.js server, and ran the file in the browser. In Part 3 we moved the content of our "page" to an HTML file. In Part 4 we will add a form to our HTML, submit it to our server, and accept the information on the new page.

Published 21st June 2017
10m minute read

Getting Started with Node.js: Part 3

Part 3 of Getting Started with Node.js. In Part 1, we installed Node.js and ran our "hello world" file through the command console. In Part 2 we took the same file and set up a Node.js server, and ran the file in the browser. In Part 3 we will move the content of our "page" to an html file.

Published 2nd June 2017
10m minute read

Best Tutorials For Learning JavaScript & How to Build JS Applications

Boost your knowledge of Javascript with this free guide covering the top lessons and resources for javascript and building JS applications.

Published 17th October 2016
8 minute read

Getting Started with Node.js: Part 2

Part 2 of Getting Started with Node.js. In Part 1, we installed Node.js and ran our "hello world" file through the command console. Let's take the same file, start up a Node.js server, and run the file in the browser. Read on!

Published 21st August 2015
10 minute read

Getting Started with Angular.JS

Ready to take your JavaScript to the next level? Actually, let’s skip a couple levels and go to Angular.js, a JavaScript framework that will make your HTML and JavaScript do things that you thought only Superman could do. This tutorial covers a basic but awesome concept in Angular.js: two-way data binding. What is two-way data binding? Read on to find out.

Published 23rd July 2015
12 minute read
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