When I signed up for my mandatory WebAssign account in order to turn in my math homework this semester, I paid the extra $20 to gain access to Cengage Unlimited, the textbook publisher's library of ebooks, for a period of four months. That's long enough to finish my math class, but not long enough to really get use out of having a library of textbooks at my fingertips. Still, I've put a few books on my digital bookshelf for the time being and am trying to familiarize myself with Bootstrap and AngularJS to start.
I like the fact that the textbook author is clearly workign on a Mac. So often books are hyper-focused on the Windows paradigm. I understand why; if I hadn't gotten this laptop as a Christmas gift, I'd have bought myself a budget Windows Laptop and would be dual-booting some Linux variant to get my Unix fix. Still, it's nice to see my problematic fave OS represented in a programming book. Until now, I think I've only ever seen Mac-first instructions when playing around with the Jekyll preprocessor. (Can you tell I bounce from project to project without actually building much?)
Anyway, let's see where this ride takes me. I know I need to get with the times and learn how to work with the frameworks that are powering the modern web, and hopefully this is a step in that direction.