Beginning Node.js

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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.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-484201-88-6
  • 320 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner
  • Publishing November 18, 2014, but available now as part of the Alpha Program
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99

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Full Description

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

Who this book is for

Beginning Node.js is great for front-end developers looking to use Node.js in their websites. If you understand the basics of programming this book will teach you how you can leverage JavaScript to create full stack web-apps using Node.js. Node.js allows you to write code that runs both on the client and server. This allows you to reuse more code and deliver applications faster. From this book you will learn how to write maintainable server-side JavaScript using Node.js, how to test your code and deploy it on the internet.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Setting up Node.js Development

Chapter 2: Understanding Node.js

Chapter 3: Core Node.js

Chapter 4: Node.js Packages

Chapter 5: Events and Streams

Chapter 6: Getting Started with HTTP

Chapter 7: Introducing Express

Chapter 8: Getting into the Database with MongoDB

Chapter 9: Connecting to the Front-end Using AngularJS

Chapter 10: Simplifying Your Callbacks with Promises

Chapter 11: Debugging 

Chapter 12: Testing

Chapter 13: Deployment and Scalability


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