After celebrating its one year anniversary and hittingÂ $3.6m in revenues,Â video-focused tech education startupÂ TreehouseÂ is launching a new course to help aspiring Web developers learn the console.
In case youâre confused, hereâs a primer: the console is a highly usefulÂ text-based interface. It predates graphical user interfaces, but for developers, the console is an extremely important utility to master â in part because many of the tools youâll want to use wonât have a GUI at all.
In order to make the console a bit more approachable, Treehouse has taken an interesting direction, building anÂ in-browser command-line. According to Treehouse, this tool is not just a simulation: âeachÂ TreehouseÂ member is able to connect to their very own web server thatâs built on-the-fly using Amazon EC2.â
More specifically, Treehouse touts that it has âcreated a new interface to Amazonâs EC2 platform that makes it trivial to spin up a new server on-demand. This makes it easy to try out the console, make mistakes, and restart with a fresh server if necessary.â
The six part courseÂ Getting Started with the ConsoleÂ is immediately available, but four additional stages are in the works.Â Users and Permissions will be released shortly, onÂ Feb 18, followed byÂ Processes onÂ Mar 04,Â The Environment onÂ Mar 18, andÂ Setting up a Server onÂ Apr 01.
Treehouse has been praised in the past for its approachable lessons, but the company has received criticism for its slow release of advanced courses. That in mind, itâs nice to see that the company has a clear roadmap available, with increasingly complex lessons coming out every few weeks.
â¤Â Getting Started with ConsoleÂ via Treehouse
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