Beginning Node.js

  • 4h 20m
  • Basarat Ali Syed
  • Apress
  • 2014

Beginning Node.js is your step-by-step guide to learning all the aspects of creating maintainable Node.js applications. You will see how Node.js is focused on creating high-performing, highly-scalable websites, and how easy it is to get started. Many front-end devs regularly work with HTML, CSS, PHP, even WordPress, but haven't yet got started with Node.js. This book explains everything for you from a beginner level, enabling you to start using Node.js in your projects right away.

Using this book you will learn important Node.js concepts for server-side programming. You will begin with an easy-to-follow pure JavaScript primer, which you can skip if you're confident of your JS skills. You'll then delve into Node.js concepts such as streams and events, and the technology involved in building full-stack Node.js applications. You'll also learn how to test your Node.js code, and deploy your Node.js applications on the internet.

Node.js is a great and simple platform to work with. It is lightweight, easy to deploy and manage. You will see how using Node.js can be a fun and rewarding experience - start today with Beginning Node.js.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how JavaScript can help you be highly productive as a full-stack developer
  • How to set up an end to end Node.js development environment
  • Learn how to create reusable and maintainable Node.js modules
  • Patterns for sharing code between the server and the client
  • Create Node.js restful web services and websites
  • Store and retrieve your data using Document Databases
  • How to test your Node.js applications
  • How to deploy your applications on the internet

About the Author

Basarat Ali Syed is a senior developer and the go-to guy for frontend at PicnicSoftware (picnicsoftware.com/) in Melbourne, Australia. He studied Master of Computing at Australian National University and graduated with high distinction in all courses. He is a familiar face at developer meetups and conferences in Australia and has been a speaker at events like Alt.NET, DDDMelbourne, MelbJS, and Melbourne Node.js, amongst others. He is deeply passionate about web technologies and strongly believes that whenever given a choice, one should always bet on JavaScript. He is a respected member of the TypeScript community and works on the DefinitelyTyped team (github.com/DefinitelyTyped). He believes Node.js can do for the back-end what Chrome did for the front-end. In his spare time he enjoys bodybuilding, cycling and maintains a YouTube channel for helping fellow developers (youtube.com/basaratali). You can easily find him on twitter/basarat and github/basarat.

In this Book

  • Setting Up for Node.js Development
  • Understanding Node.js
  • Core Node.js
  • Node.js Packages
  • Events and Streams
  • Getting Started with HTTP
  • Introducing Express
  • Persisting Data
  • Front-End Basics
  • Simplifying Callbacks
  • Debugging
  • Testing
  • Deployment and Scalability
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