Poll: It’s 2014, Time to Vote for New Course Topics!

Cast your vote on which topics we should cover next. This poll contains the most highly requested topics by our members.


Which Topics Do You Want Us to Cover -- Cast Your Vote!

  • Node.js (52%, 94 Votes)
  • More Native JavaScript (46%, 83 Votes)
  • Building on Rest / JSON APIs (43%, 77 Votes)
  • Unit Testing (39%, 71 Votes)
  • Algorithms / Data Structures (36%, 66 Votes)
  • More Architecture and Design Patterns (35%, 64 Votes)
  • MEAN Stack (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) (34%, 61 Votes)
  • More Performance (Rendering, Memory Mgmt, etc) (29%, 52 Votes)
  • UI Prototyping (28%, 51 Votes)
  • Web Sockets (27%, 48 Votes)
  • More Responsive Web Design (27%, 48 Votes)
  • Client-Side Debugging (26%, 47 Votes)
  • Phonegap / HTML5 Native Apps (26%, 47 Votes)
  • Sass / Compass (24%, 43 Votes)
  • SVG / Vector Graphics (24%, 43 Votes)
  • Creative Interactions / UX (22%, 39 Votes)
  • Experience Design and UX (21%, 38 Votes)
  • Ember.js (21%, 38 Votes)
  • Express / Koa Framework (19%, 34 Votes)
  • GIT / Version Control (18%, 32 Votes)
  • Twitter Bootstrap (17%, 30 Votes)
  • Facebook React (16%, 29 Votes)
  • OOCSS / SMACSS (16%, 29 Votes)
  • Sublime Text (15%, 28 Votes)
  • Three.js / WebGL (14%, 26 Votes)
  • VIM (13%, 23 Votes)
  • Meteor (12%, 21 Votes)
  • Accessibility (11%, 20 Votes)
  • CoffeeScript (10%, 18 Votes)
  • Processing JS (9%, 17 Votes)
  • SEO / Organic Search (9%, 16 Votes)
  • Marionette Framework (8%, 15 Votes)
  • Dart (6%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 181

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24 thoughts on “Poll: It’s 2014, Time to Vote for New Course Topics!

  1. D3: Data-Driven Documents

    An in-depth course on D3, and using it to visualize data (could include an SVG/Vector graphic primer).

    • Hey Oscar,

      Thanks for your suggestions!
      Let me respond with my thoughts on each one:

      Foundation — Bootstrap is more popular and Zurb already offers plenty of great training for Foundation, so I don’t think it makes sense for us to tackle it.
      Grunt.js — We have a course coming out in February on “Workflows and Tooling” which covers Grunt.js. =)
      Poymers — I assume you’re talking about Polymer Project / Web Components. This is a topic I think is very awesome and critical to cover but I think it’s too much in flux to do a full course on right now.

    • SitePen is famous for their Dojo workshops. If we did one we’d partner with them to produce.

      Thanks for your suggestion!

  2. I would like to see more fullstack javascript stuff, maybe something on grunt or build processes and JS workflows, also Ember and Backbone.

    I love this site and think you guys and gals are doing a great job!

    • Hey Tony,

      Thanks! Glad you love the site.

      Yes, we plan to do fullstack JavaScript with Node. We also have a course coming out in February on “Workflows and Tooling” which covers Grunt.js.

  3. There seems to be a big trend in the web with the backend only being a data point as a REST API and the actually web applications are all on the client side using REST to interact with data. This is a trend I think will be around for awhile and one I tend to agree with.

    I would like to see a course focusing on how to use NodeJS to build a REST API that interact with a pure client side web application.

  4. I’m glad that people want to learn Node.JS, “native” (I guess by ‘native’ it is meant non-library-dependent plain old JavaScript), testing, and speed. — that’s the right way to go.

    And #perfmatters too!

    • Yeah — that’s why we included it in the poll! But unfortunately it’s pretty far down the list in terms of topics people are voting on and want to see..

    • For now we only plan to cover Node.js for server-side tech.

      Unless this site becomes wildly successful…then I could hire someone to lead that effort!

  5. kevin o'hagan says:

    Hi Marc,

    I don’t understand how Meteor.js doesn’t have more votes!!! I would highly suggest it as a course, i think most people don’t fully understand the advantages of Meteor, plus with the new UI system coming out very soon, this is going to be a very very interesting topic for frontendmasters.

  6. Mike Smithson says:

    Async JavaScript would be really helpful for newbs trying write scalable Node applications. I recently joined a new group at work and there is a lot of Async JS that is kinda blowing my mind right now. Coming from a Java background, this would be a tremendous help!

    • Testing Jasmine/Mocha would be phenominal. I know how to do a lot, but to see other people’s work flow would help me out a lot.

  7. Hi Marc,

    Saw both of these are pretty low in above ranking, but I’d love to cast late votes on React.js (and using it with framework such as Backbone.js) and WebGL. Thanks!

  8. Some of the teams where I currently work are using Knockout.js and I’ve been told that at some point the team I’m on will be doing that. I would love to have some really good quality Knockout.js tutorials because I haven’t really been able to find diddly squat on the internet.

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