This isn’t the first attempt by Microsoft to come up with video tutorials by beginner programmers. The company also has a series of YouTube tutorials on Python for beginners.
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Similar to its Python video tutorial series, released last year, this series of tutorials will also follow a similar structure of offering students lessons in the language and AI tools that can be used in the Azure cloud.
Although it’s quite an old language, it is still a go-to language for building browser applications and increasingly native-like desktop and mobile applications with React Native and Electron. It is also one of the top three most popular languages in various programming language indexes, including IEEE Spectrum and RedMonk.
“We use Node.js as the runtime instead of the browser. While almost all of the code we use works in both locations, all demos will be executed from the console using Node.js.”
Check out the video tutorials here.