Appendix A. Getting started with Node.js and npm

This book is designed to be as welcoming for newcomers as for experienced Node developers. If you’re the former, this section is intended to be your onramp into Node.

Throughout the book, I’ve tried to explain any of Node’s peculiarities when and where they make sense. That said, everything could not fit within these pages. As you progress as a Node developer, I recommend you follow up with further material to supplement your knowledge, such as the following two Manning books dedicated to teaching Node:

  • Node.js in Action by Mike Cantelon, Marc Harter, T. J. Holowaychuk, and Nathan Rajlich (Manning, 2013)
  • Node.js in Practice by Alex Young and Marc Harter (Manning, 2014)

A.1 What is Node.js? ...

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