This is the first in a somewhat experimental series called Brain Dump on Node.js with colleagues Jeremy Foster and Kat Harris.
Kat is a passionate game developer and is interested in using Node.js as a back end. Jeremy is an aspiring Node developer. This series is a candid glimpse into our collaborate effort to figure this stuff out, and you can be the audience.
If you're an experienced Node developer already, take a pass. If you're wanting to learn the basics, tune in.
In this first episode, we'll talk about installing Node (and npm) and we'll discuss the basics of writing your first simple app and requiring modules.