Node.js Recipes

A Problem-Solution Approach

By Cory Gackenheimer

Node.js Recipes is your one-stop reference for solving Node.js problems. Filled with useful recipes that follow a problem/solution format, you can look up recipes for many situations that you may come across in your day-to-day server-side development.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6058-5
  • 376 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate
  • Publication Date: October 28, 2013
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $44.99
  • eBook Price: $31.99
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Node.js Recipes is your one-stop reference for solving Node.js problems. Filled with useful recipes that follow a problem/solution format, you can look up recipes for many situations that you may come across in your day-to-day server-side development.

Node.js is accessible to those who not only relish in server-side programming but also web developers who understand the ubiquitous language of the web. Node.js Recipes covers all the essential ingredients required to become a seasoned Node.js developer in no time - make it your indispensable reference today.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn Node.js’s beginnings and what problems it addresses
  • Build an understanding of Node.js’s native capabilities
  • Create servers that communicate via TCP/IP, HTTP, and HTTPS
  • Understand and implement test-driven development practices
  • Successfully work with FileSystem, events, and child processes
  • Create a WebSocket server, use Socket.io, and frameworks such as ExpressJS and Yahoo! Mojito
  • Connect to a DataStore using Mongoose, MongoDB, MySQL and CouchDB
  • Implement security and cryptography using HMAC and TLS
  • Test synchronous and asynchronous code, and build a full test suite
  • Debug and deploy your application to Heroku, Nodejitsu and Windows Azure
  • Use Amazon Web Services to successfully host your Node.js application

Who this book is for

Node.js Recipes is for the reader who has some familiarity with JavaScript. They may have experience writing server-side JavaScript, but would like to get a more sound understanding of the capabilities that Node.js holds. This book will give them recipes enabling them to hone their JavaScript skills in a way that will harness Node.js and help them wrangle JavaScript on the server.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Understanding Node.js
  2. Networking with Node.js
  3. Working with the FileSystem
  4. Building a Web Server
  5. Using Events and Child Processes
  6. Implementing Security and Cryptography
  7. Discovering Other Node.js Modules
  8. Creating a WebSocket Server
  9. Using Web Server Frameworks
  10. Connecting to a DataStore
  11. Testing in Node.js
  12. Debugging and Deploying your Application
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