Pro Node.js for Developers

  • 5h 22m
  • Colin J. Ihrig
  • Apress
  • 2013

Since its creation in 2009, Node.js has grown into a powerful and increasingly popular asynchronous-development framework for creating highly-scalable network applications using JavaScript. Respected companies such as Dow Jones and LinkedIn are among the many organizations to have seen Node’s potential and adopted it into their businesses.

Pro Node.js for Developers provides a comprehensive guide to this exciting new technology. We introduce you to Node – what it is, why it matters and how to set it up – before diving deeply into the key concepts and APIs that underpin its operation.

Building upon your existing JavaScript skills you’ll be shown how to use Node.js to build both Web- and Network-based applications, to deal with data sources, capture events and deal with child processes to create robust applications that will work well in a wide range of circumstances.

Once you've mastered these skills we’ll go further, teaching you more advanced software engineering skills that will give your code a professional edge. You’ll learn how to create easily reusable modules that will save you time through code reuse, to log and debug your applications quickly and effectively and to write code that will scale easily and reliably as the demand for your application grows.

What you’ll learn

  • Install, configure and deploy Node.js apps effectively
  • Understand the Node.js asynchronous programming model in detail
  • Create both web and network-based Node.js applications with ease
  • Learn to work effectively with varied data sources and file types
  • Discover advanced software engineering concepts that will save you time and promote code reuse

About the Author

Colin Ihrig has been experimenting with JavaScript for fun and profit for over 15 years. He is currently a full-time Node.js engineer, as well as a JavaScript writer and evangelist in his spare time. Colin received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 and 2008, respectively.

In this Book

  • Getting Started
  • The Node Module System
  • The Node Programming Model
  • Events and Timers
  • The Command Line Interface
  • The File System
  • Streams
  • Binary Data
  • Executing Code
  • Network Programming
  • HTTP
  • The Express Framework
  • The Real-Time Web
  • Databases
  • Logging, Debugging, and Testing
  • Application Scaling