A Quick Start Guide to Node.js

Video description

Node.js is a lean, open-source, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment for building robust and scalable network and desktop applications. This fast-paced video course will help you to get to grips with Node.js and its applications in no time.

The course starts with a brief introduction to Node.js and shows you how to configure your developer environment by installing and setting up Node.js. You’ll discover how modules work and set up?a local webserver to load files. With the help of step-by-step video demonstrations, you’ll create and read files from your computer and output HTML files directly to your browser using Node.js. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to utilize prebuilt Node modules within your own code with the help of Node Package Manager (NPM).

By the end of this course, you’ll be well-versed with the basics of Node.js and get ready to explore Node further to build web applications.

What You Will Learn

  • Find out how to code in Node.js
  • Create mini-applications with Node.js
  • Output HTML files directly to your browser
  • Use Node Package Manager packages in Node applications
  • Discover how to run Node in terminal
  • Use prebuilt Node modules within your own code


If you are a web designer or a web developer looking for an introduction to Node.js, this course is for you. Prior understanding of JavaScript, web development, HTML, and CSS is necessary to get started with this course.

About The Author

Laurence Lars Svekis: Laurence Svekis is an experienced web application developer. He has worked on multiple enterprise-level applications, hundreds of websites, business solutions, and many unique and innovative web applications. He has expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, PHP, and MySQL and is also passionate about web technologies, web application development, programming, and online marketing with a strong focus on social media and SEO. He is always willing to help his students experience what technology has to offer and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experiences with the world.

Product information

  • Title: A Quick Start Guide to Node.js
  • Author(s): Laurence Lars Svekis
  • Release date: August 2020
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781800568952