Free! JavaScript! Literature!

Back in the days, one of my profs at the University always had some cool quotes at hand. One of his favourites was “There is no such thing as a free lunch”. While I basically agree (at least what food is concerned), you often find free gems in the internet, like a series of JavaScript related books:

https://github.com/getify/You-Dont-Know-JS

They are available for free on github, however the author also sells them as e-book or even printed versions. I’m not sure if I would pay $17 for a 98 pages e-book which I can read for free, though… that sounds a bit too expensive in my opinion.

Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Node.js

To be honest, when I first read the NodeJS website I was like “Ok. WTF?”. I didn’t really understand the complete picture, and it seems I wasn’t the only one.

An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Node.js by Brandon Cannaday is ought to bring relief for our poor souls. It’s short and concise, and after reading it you can keep on agreeing on that Node.js is some cool stuff without having that specific itch behind your forehead.