I just finished AngularJS 1: Adding Registration to Your Application with Ray Villalobos. It was excellent. As usual Ray explains things clearly. He’s a great teacher.
This was my first introduction to angular and also firebase
Angular doesn’t seem extremely difficult to pick up so far. There are many concepts I don’t fully grasp that well yet because I don’t have much formal education in programming, but I’ve learned it’s okay to keep going even if you don’t completely understand everything (because you’ll never understand everything!). Sometimes I took a detour from the course to research some details in more depth, and there is an abundance of excellent info available on the web. This can be good, but can go on and on and on. I think it’s best to focus on the course. This course took me three evenings at Starbucks after work. I’m sure the Starbucks people are getting to know me.
Of course I followed along in my own editor. This is essential because you get to experience first-hand a little debugging and those little problems you can encounter when the editor autocompletes something when it shouldn’t or commonplace typos.
Firebase seems really incredible. I can’t wait to really dig into that.
For my local development environment I used Laravel Homestead, which worked great. You can probably find some free tutorials on how to use it on Laracasts.com
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