Node.js Recipes

Node.js Recipes is your one-stop reference for learning how to solve Node.js problems. Node.js is the de facto framework for building JavaScript-powered servers. You will first be introduced to this exciting technology and what it can do, then learn through comprehensive and easy-to-follow recipes that use a problem-solution approach. Node.js Recipes teaches you to fully utilize the Node.js API, and leverage existing modules to build truly exciting projects.

Because Node.js is written in JavaScript on the server, it 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 – become a Node.js pro 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, 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
Chapter 1. Understanding Node.js
Chapter 2. Networking with Node.js
Chapter 3. Using the File System
Chapter 4. Building a Web Server
Chapter 5. Using Events and Child Processes
Chapter 6. Implementing Security and Cryptography
Chapter 7. Discovering Other Node.js Modules
Chapter 8. Creating a WebSocket Server
Chapter 9. Using Web Server Frameworks
Chapter 10. Connecting to a Data Store
Chapter 11. Testing in Node.js
Chapter 12. Debugging and Deploying Your Application

Book Details

  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (October 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430260580
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430260585
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