In the final month of my sabbatical I want to take some time to refresh my web development skills. I did a lot of LAMPP development from 1999 to 2003 but I haven't done any real web development since.

There are a lot of new web technologies that I could focus on but I like the idea and challenge of Node.js. I think this will be a lot of fun and I'm trying to keep an open mind about the entire process. It has been over 10 years since I have written any type of JavaScript for the web (I've written a bunch in Unity 3D) and even when I was doing so on a regular basis I know that I was doing it wrong. I like that the Node ecosystem will expose me to a lot of new technologies and development paradigms - and, lets be honest, it's what all the cool kids are doing.