Node.js in Action, Second Edition

  • 5h 12m
  • Alex Young, Bradley Meck, Mike Cantelon
  • Manning Publications
  • 2017


Node.js in Action, Second Edition is a thoroughly revised book based on the best-selling first edition. It starts at square one and guides you through all the features, techniques, and concepts you'll need to build production-quality Node applications.

About the Technology

You already know JavaScript. The trick to mastering Node.js is learning how to build applications that fully exploit its powerful asynchronous event handling and non-blocking I/O features. The Node server radically simplifies event-driven real-time apps like chat, games, and live data analytics, and with its incredibly rich ecosystem of modules, tools, and libraries, it's hard to beat!

About the Book

Based on the bestselling first edition, Node.js in Action, Second Edition is a completely new book. Packed with practical examples, it teaches you how to create high-performance web servers using JavaScript and Node. You'll master key design concepts such as asynchronous programming, state management, and event-driven programming. And you'll learn to put together MVC servers using Express and Connect, design web APIs, and set up the perfect production environment to build, lint, and test.

What's Inside

  • Mastering non-blocking I/O
  • The Node event loop
  • Testing and deploying
  • Web application templating

About the Reader

Written for web developers with intermediate JavaScript skills.

About the Authors

The Second Edition author team includes Node masters Alex Young, Bradley Meck, Mike Cantelon, and Tim Oxley, along with original authors Marc Harter, T.J. Holowaychuk, and Nathan Rajlich.

In this Book

  • About This Book
  • Welcome to Node.js
  • Node Programming Fundamentals
  • What is a Node Web Application?
  • Front-End Build Systems
  • Server-Side Frameworks
  • Connect and Express in Depth
  • Web Application Templating
  • Storing Application Data
  • Testing Node Applications
  • Deploying Node Applications and Maintaining Uptime
  • Writing Command-Line Applications
  • Conquering the Desktop with Electron
  • Glossary