Promise it won't hurt
You will learn the ins and outs of promises including error handling, value propagation, synchronous returns, and composition.
By the end of the workshop you will be comfortable using the Q library to work with promises AND writing your own functions that leverage promises to provide clean abstractions and error handling.
Be sure you've gone through the
initial setup found on the Austin NodeSchool website,
including installing Node, and making sure
npm is available from the command line.
Installation & Update
Create a new directory to do your workshop work in. Let's call it "promise-shop". You will need to initialize npm in this repo and then use npm to install "q".
$ mkdir promise-shop && cd promise-shop $ npm init $ npm install q --save $ npm install -g promise-it-wont-hurt@latest
Note: the workshop is being updated weekly. Please regularly rerun the above command to get the latest set of exercises.
1. Selecting a problem to work on
Once the workshop is installed, run
promise-it-wont-hurt to print a menu
where you can select a problem to work on.
Problems are listed in rough order of difficulty. You are advised to complete them in order, as later problems will build on skills developed by solving previous problems.
2. Writing your solution
Once you have selected a problem, the workshop will remember which problem you are working on. Using your preferred editor, simply create a file to write your solution in.
3. Testing your solution
Use the workshop's
run command to point the workshop at your solution file. Your solution will loaded
and passed the problem input. This usually won't perform any validation, it will only show the program output.
$ promise-it-wont-hurt run mysolution.js
4. Verifying your solution
Your solution will be verified against the output of the 'official' solution. If all of the output matches, then you have successfully solved the problem!
$ promise-it-wont-hurt verify mysolution.js
Make you're way through the workshop an exercise at a time. Please ask someone if you get stuck, and/or contact Austin NodeSchool if you need help outside of an event. Good luck and have fun!