Learning Node

Take your web development skills from browser to server with Node—and learn how to write fast, highly scalable network applications on this JavaScript-based platform. With this hands-on guide, you’ll quickly master Node’s core fundamentals, gain experience with several built-in and contributed modules, and learn the differences and parallels between client- and server-side programming.

Get up to speed on Node’s event-driven, asynchronous I/O model for developing data-intensive applications that are frequently accessed but computationally simple. If you’re comfortable working with JavaScript, this book provides numerous programming and deployment examples to help you take advantage of server-side development with Node.

  • Explore Node’s unique approach to asynchronous development
  • Build sample Node applications with the Express framework and Connect middleware
  • Use NoSQL solutions such as Redis and MongoDB—and explore Node’s relational database modules
  • Work with PDF files, serve HTML5 media, and create graphics with Canvas
  • Set up bidirectional communication between browser and server with WebSockets
  • Learn in-depth practices for debugging and testing your applications
  • Deploy Node applications in the cloud or on your own system

Learning Node will make it easy for someone from any programming background to get a grip on Node.js and build amazing projects.”
—Tom Hughes-Croucher, co-author of Node: Up and Running (O’Reilly)

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Node.js: Up and Running
Chapter 2. Interactive Node with REPL
Chapter 3. The Node Core
Chapter 4. The Node Module System
Chapter 5. Control Flow, Asynchronous Patterns, and Exception Handling
Chapter 6. Routing Traffic, Serving Files, and Middleware
Chapter 7. The Express Framework
Chapter 8. Express, Template Systems, and CSS
Chapter 9. Structured Data with Node and Redis
Chapter 10. Node and MongoDB: Document-Centric Data
Chapter 11. The Node Relational Database Bindings
Chapter 12. Graphics and HTML5 Video
Chapter 13. WebSockets and Socket.IO
Chapter 14. Testing and Debugging Node Applications
Chapter 15. Guards at the Gate
Chapter 16. Scaling and Deploying Node Applications

Appendix. Node, Git, and GitHub

Book Details

  • Paperback: 396 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (August 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449323073
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449323073
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