Professional Node.js: Building Javascript-Based Scalable Software

  • 4h 48m
  • Pedro Teixeira
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2013

Learn to build fast and scalable software in JavaScript with Node.js

Node.js is a powerful and popular new framework for writing scalable network programs using JavaScript. This no nonsense book begins with an overview of Node.js and then quickly dives into the code, core concepts, and APIs. In-depth coverage pares down the essentials to cover debugging, unit testing, and flow control so that you can start building and testing your own modules right away.

  • Covers node and asynchronous programming main concepts
  • Addresses the basics: modules, buffers, events, and timers
  • Explores streams, file systems, networking, and automated unit testing
  • Goes beyond the basics, and shares techniques and tools for debugging, unit testing, and flow control

If you already know JavaScript and are curious about the power of Node.js, then this is the ideal book for you.

About the Author

Pedro Teixeira is a prolific open-source programmer and author of many Node.js modules. He is a founding partner of The Node Firm and a senior programmer at Nodejitsu Inc., the leading Node.js platform-as-a-service provider. He is also the author of the popular Node Tuts screencasts.

In this Book

  • Installing Node
  • Introducing Node
  • Loading Modules
  • Using Buffers to Manipulate, Encode, and Decode Binary Data
  • Using the Event Emitter Pattern to Simplify Event Binding
  • Scheduling the Execution of Functions Using Timers
  • Querying, Reading from, and Writing to Files
  • Creating and Controlling External Processes
  • Reading and Writing Streams of Data
  • Building TCP Servers
  • Building HTTP Servers
  • Building a TCP Client
  • Making HTTP Requests
  • Using Datagrams (UDP)
  • Securing Your TCP Server with TLS/SSL
  • Securing Your HTTP Server with HTTPS
  • Testing Modules and Applications
  • Debugging Modules and Applications
  • Controlling the Callback Flow
  • Building and Using HTTP Middleware
  • Making a Web Application Using Express.js
  • Making Universal Real-Time Web Applications Using Socket.IO
  • Connecting to MySQL Using Node-Mysql
  • Connecting to CouchDB Using Nano
  • Connecting to MongoDB Using Mongoose


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