Screencast on Getting Started with Koa Js

· May 19, 2014

I got a comment from a reader. That’s both encouraging and educating. Mr Robert Larsson asked me if I could show him and others how to write an API using Koa Js. Yes, sir. I can do that.

I thought that I would try something different (for me) and did a screencast out of this. I had great fun doing this and was a bit nervous to record this (would the internet act up, would any dogs or cats outside my house be audible), but the end result was pretty good I think (Elin opened our VERY squeaky door twice but other than that it came across fine).

Please let me know what you think about the content:

As always, I learned a lot in the process. Here are a few of the things that I picked up:

  • Rehearse it! Did the complete app 4 times before recording. And restarted the recording 2 times.
  • Write down key sentences. In this screencast, I found myself looking for words (non-blocking was one of them) a couple of times.
  • Don’t use too many files and flip back and forth too much. Not too happy about that in this case, but I also wanted to show the structure I have been using.
  • Publish the code.
  • Make sure the resolution is good enough to read code. This works in full screen but I’m not sure about the smaller screens.
  • Turn updates off…

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