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README.md

Browserify Adventure

Learn how to use Browserify through Node with the browserify-adventure workshop.

Thanks again to Avi Das for guest hosting the workshop! Find the slides he presented here.

Setup

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.

Install the Workshop

Use npm to install the workshop globally. This will place the workshop binary in your PATH so that you can access it from the command line.

$ npm install -g browserify-adventure

For this workshop, you'll also need to install browserify globally (since it is used throughout the exercises):

$ npm install -g browserify

Setup your Workspace

Create a new directory to do your workshop work in. Let's call it "browserify".

$ mkdir browserify && cd browserify

Workshoop Instructions

1. Select a problem to work on

With the workshop installed, run browserify-adventure to print a menu where you can select a problem to work on.

$ browserify-adventure

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. Write 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. Test your solution

This workshop requires that you run your solution through browserify first, then pipe that output to the browserify-adventure workshop. Use the workshop's run command to test your solution. Your solution will be loaded and passed the problem input. This usually won't perform any validation, it will only show the program output.

$ browserify solution.js | browserify-adventure run

4. Verify your solution

This workshop requires that you run your solution through browserify first, then pipe that output to the browserify-adventure workshop. Using the workshop's verify command, 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!

$ browserify solution.js | browserify-adventure verify

Code Away!

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!