On July 16th last year, the first Let's Code TDJS episode went live. Today, one year later, we're up to 118 Live episodes and 13 Lessons Learned. Not only have we covered the topics originally promised (Node.js, automated cross-browser testing, continuous integration, etc.), we've also gotten into more advanced material, such as front-end smoke testing with PhantomJS, front-end modularity using CommonJS and Browserify, and (most recently) creating a CommonJS bridge for Karma, our cross-browser testing tool.
It's been a great experience, and everyone's support has been amazing. I opened up subscriptions to the general public in February and the response was fantastic. Thanks, backers, for helping get this off the ground. I hope to continue the series for a long time to come. There are dozens of topics left to cover--web design, continuous deployment, performance, scalability, AJAX, realtime Node.js, databases, user accounts and logins, subscriptions and payment processing, SaaS business strategy, A/B testing... as long as there's enough interest in the series, I plan to continue producing quality content.
This is my final Kickstarter update. All rewards have been shipped. In this update, I'll summarize how to get your rewards. I also want to let you know about a nifty bonus site I've produced with the help of Phill Shaffer.
BONUS SITE: OBJECT PLAYGROUND
It's a pretty cool little site, and it's been getting a great response. One person tweeted, "This is an utterly amazing resource if you want to learn the building blocks of JS object orientation." Check it out. It's free.
HOW TO GET YOUR REWARDS
All rewards have shipped. If you haven't already gotten your reward, here's how to get them.
If you didn't back the Kickstarter, you can subscribe by visiting the Let's Code TDJS site and clicking the "Subscribe" button.
If you selected a multi-user pack, you should already be set up. There are a few people who haven't responded to my emails, though. Lee R., David S., and Harry B., contact me to set that up.
If you got the signature edition reward, the inscribed books were mailed out to everyone on October 9th, 2012. If you didn't get yours, please contact me.
If you sponsored an episode and haven't responded to my emails (Rudi S., Ric J.), contact me to get that started.
To contact me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Kickstarter "contact me" link. If I don't respond within 24 hours, your message may have gotten caught in a spam filter. You can tweet me at @jamesshore or call me at the number listed at the bottom of the Let's Code TDJS site.
SEE YOU NEXT TIME
That's it for this Kickstarter! Thank you again for all your support.