Knowledge is power!
JenniAloi 120000JEBE Visits (1996)
No matter the discipline, knowledge is power. The more you know, the better decisions you can make. Whether you're evaluating which software tool, language, technique is the best fit for you project, or deciding which trail is the best route to the top of the mountain given the weather conditions, the timing, the gear you have, the more you know, the better off you are.
This week has been all about learning. Our Java feature focuses in on Node.js. You've probabaly read a lot about it, maybe played around with the framework, maybe even mastered its use. For those of you who might want a little more structured approach, check out the knowledge path that steps you through the basics, then hones in the specifics of building, testing, and deploying a Node application on a PaaS. You'll use popular complementary technologies (DynamoDB, Mocha, and Heroku) to get a broad introduction to the options you have in this scenario -- all in demo format.
On a personal front, I've had to take on a little learning myself. Turns out I have this unusual joint disease called PVNS, which requires surgical intervention (in my case, in my elbow). Because it's uncommon, research is scant. I had to piece together what I could find, combined with conversations with my physicians to build a complete picture. I spent a lot of time trying to understand my situation. If only I'd had a PVNS knowledge path, my task would have been far easier, or at least a whole lot less time-consuming.