These videos are professional and helped me quickly get up to speed with Angular (the greatest web framework yet).
John's videos are also featured on the Angular website.
PS - John also has the great pleasure of being a developer evangelist for Webstorm (the greatest web IDE) at Jetbrains.
PPS - You should follow him.
It's no surprise he's an evangelist for WebStorm. He's doing a great job showing off its strengths.
Oh, and AngularJS looks really interesting.
Although I guess Textmate has benefitted from this kind of thing over the years.
I'm against worshiping tools...
I never expected Egghead to get so popular before I even launched a single course... I don't even have the logo done yet!
Anyway, keep checking back and/or follow the twitter account @eggheadio for updates (until I get a proper news feed built-in). I've got plenty more videos in the pipeline!
That said, beginners should watch the first 10 videos or so. Once you're comfortable with the idea behind directives, start watching the isolate scope videos. Those are golden. I've spent a TON of time staring at the angular directive docs trying to grok the different transclusion and the different scope declarations, with no luck. These videos are what actually taught me how this stuff works. They were so desperately needed.
Thank you John!
I developed a web app in Angular.js and find it a great framework to work with, but unfortunately there wasn't any great way to learn it when I was starting out. The documentation makes sense once you know Angular but it isn't good for someone just starting out with the framework. I actually remember watching your videos on youtube about writing directives last summer and thought they were one of the most concise yet unassuming "tutorial" videos in the tech world I have ever seen.
I'd love to see more videos focusing on directives -- as I think the rest of it is fairly straight-forward. It looks like there are a number of vids here that address directives, so I'm looking forward to watching them.
So I though maybe it's the framework that's not for me and looked into AngularJS and stumble upon those videos and boy those it make AngularJS SO MUCH EASY to understand. Or maybe it's just that angular is easier for me the understand than Backbone.
Anyway, Awesome videos and very easy to follow. Also that Webstorm IDE look nice :)
I am trying to convince a client to use angular instead of backbone.
They are however thrown off by the fact that there aren't many startups using it in production. And I can't figure a satisfactory answer to that. Any explanations why is that?
PS: wary of sounding negative - I am just trying to get someone help me convince them next week.
See my thoughts on why Angular's approach is attractive here: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5063986
This framework doesn't get (yet) the attention it deserves but from what I've seen this last months it's improving.
I've tried to watch some videos made by Miško Hevery and others and they may be also great... but some of those videos are more than hour long and for me that is just a bit too much to swallow. Seems like there are so many unnecessary details that it makes it difficult to get and remember the important stuff.
John Lindquist seems to know how to gradually build up to more and more detailed knowledge... and I love it.
His earlier stuff on ActionScript 3 and design patterns was superb, too.