I feel like the IRC channel is being undervalued.
As a learner of ionic I know that there are a lot of little things that trip up newbies. Being able to describe your problem with a tighter feedback loop can really help set you on the right path, instead of wasting hours down the wrong track.
I personally love weechat. You can install it on osx with
brew install weechat in the terminal or use a gui client.
Could an admin sticky this so user’s new to the framework checkout the #irc channel. thanks.