Learning Node.js, 2/e

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Learning Node.js, Second Edition

A clear, practical introduction to the important new web development technology for creating web server applications in JavaScript


Learning Node.js LiveLessons provides developers with a practical introduction to Node.js, an important platform for developing web and network applications.

Marc Wandschneider has more than 20 years of experience as a developer and is the author of two programming books and one other LiveLessons video training. In this video training, Marc starts by introducing Node.js, installing, and running it. The video then moves into writing JSON servers, web applications, client-side templates, and continues by covering database access to both SQL and NoSQL database servers.

After watching this video, developers will begin to understand why Node.js inspires so much passion, and they will be able to write fast, compact, and reliable applications and web server.

What's New

The second edition updates coverage of Node.js to reflect changes in the technology and how it is used in the three years since the first edition was published:

  • Explanation of Node's new versioning scheme
  • Updated coverage of Streams
  • New coverage of installation using pre-build installers rather than from source code
  • New coverage of Mongoose in the section on MongoDB
  • New information about deploying Node on Heroku and Azure
  • Expansion of coverage on testing

About the Instructor

Marc Wandschneider has worked extensively with open source and web development platforms. He travels the globe, consulting as a lead manager for software projects and teams. He is the author of the book Learning Node.js (Addison-Wesley) and the video courses Learning AngularJS and Learning Node.js LiveLessons. A graduate of the McGill University School of Computer Science, he spent five years working for Microsoft, where he developed and managed developers on the Visual Basic, Visual J++, and .NET Windows Forms teams.

Skill Level
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
What You Will Learn:
  • Why Node is really exciting
  • How Node is hugely innovative and new
  • How not to be afraid of JavaScript and indeed how to embrace it
  • How to write fast, compact, and reliable application and web servers
  • How to stay up to date with the latest in web application design and techniques
Who Should Take This Course
  • Web developers and instructors who want to quickly get up to speed with the fundamentals of Node.js
Course Requirements
  • Basic understanding of JavaScript and web development

About LiveLessons

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: Getting Started
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Install Node.js
    3. 1.2 Figure out all these version numbers
    4. 1.3 Write “Hello World!” in Node.js
    5. 1.4 Run your first web server
    6. 1.5 Use the Node.js debugger
    7. 1.6 Stay up to date and find the help you need
  3. Lesson 2: A Closer Look at JavaScript
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Use basic types
    3. 2.2 Use strings
    4. 2.3 Use objects
    5. 2.4 Use arrays
    6. 2.5 Make full use of functions
    7. 2.6 Use language constructs
    8. 2.7 Write classes with prototypes and inheritance
    9. 2.8 Use and handle errors
    10. 2.9 Work with two important Node.js globals
    11. 2.10 Play with a couple of new JavaScript features
  4. Lesson 3: Asynchronous Programming
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Compare synchronous and asynchronous programming
    3. 3.2 Mix error handling and asynchronous programming
    4. 3.3 Solve a new problem that arises in Node.js—losing your “this” reference
    5. 3.4 Yield control and improve responsiveness
    6. 3.5 Take a quick look at synchronous programming in Node.js
  5. Lesson 4: Writing Applications
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Write your first JSON server
    3. 4.2 Combine loops and asynchronous programming
    4. 4.3 Support multiple request types in your server
    5. 4.4 Explore requests and responses
    6. 4.5 Add support for query (GET) parameters
    7. 4.6 Receive POST data
  6. Lesson 5: Modules
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Write a simple module
    3. 5.2 Use npm—the node package manager
    4. 5.3 Write a more interesting module
    5. 5.4 Publish modules
    6. 5.5 Explore the async module, a vital component of our apps
    7. 5.6 Make sure to keep your promises
  7. Lesson 6: Expanding our Web Server
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Investigate Node.js streams
    3. 6.2 Serve static files from our server
    4. 6.3 Serve different file types with our server
    5. 6.4 Use HTML templates—the basics
    6. 6.5 Use HTML templates—the Mustache framework
    7. 6.6 Use HTML templates—bootstrapping the process with JavaScript
    8. 6.7 Use HTML templates—final assembly for the browser
  8. Lesson 7: Building Web Applications Easier with Express
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Install Express and write Hello World
    3. 7.2 Route requests
    4. 7.3 Update your app for routing
    5. 7.4 Understand REST API design
    6. 7.5 Factorize your code with modules
    7. 7.6 Explore Express middleware
    8. 7.7 Clarify the importance of ordering in middleware
    9. 7.8 Replace static file handling in the app with middleware
    10. 7.9 Support POST data, cookies, and sessions
    11. 7.10 Upload files
    12. 7.11 Support authentication in Node.js
  9. Lesson 8: Databases I—Mongodb and Node.js
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Set up and run Mongodb
    3. 8.2 Perform basic Mongodb operations
    4. 8.3 Query collections with the “find” method
    5. 8.4 Update your photo app—setting everything up
    6. 8.5 Add the new database operations to the app
    7. 8.6 Add new pages and templates to the app
  10. Lesson 9: Databases II—MySQL
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Prepare MySQL
    3. 9.2 Create a SQL schema for our project
    4. 9.3 Learn about core database operations in MySQL
    5. 9.4 Look at our updated application with MySQL
    6. 9.5 Add authentication to our app—API and handlers
    7. 9.6 Add authentication to our app—pages and templates
  11. Lesson 10: Development and Deployment I: Rolling our own.
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Deploy Node apps: Basic
    3. 10.2 Deploy Node apps: Ninja (Unix-like)
    4. 10.3 Deploy Node apps: Ninja (Windows)
    5. 10.4 Fully take advantage of multi-processor servers on deployment
    6. 10.5 Support sessions on multiple servers with memcached
    7. 10.6 Implement virtual hosting—Express
    8. 10.7 Secure your projects with HTTPS—Express
    9. 10.8 Secure your projects with HTTPS—proxy servers
    10. 10.9 Develop for multiple platforms
  12. Lesson 11: Command-Line Programming and Scripting
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Run command-line scripts (Unix-like)
    3. 11.2 Run command-line scripts (Windows)
    4. 11.3 Use synchronous file APIs
    5. 11.4 Understand the basics of stdin/stdout
    6. 11.5 Launch processes with the “exec” function
    7. 11.6 Launch processes with the “spawn” function
  13. Lesson 12: Development and Deployment II: Working with Heroku and Azure
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 Get ready to deploy to Heroku
    3. 12.2 Deploy your app to Heroku
    4. 12.3 Look at tools to help with developing on Heroku
    5. 12.4 Get ready to deploy on Microsoft Azure
    6. 12.5 Deploy your app to Azure
    7. 12.6 Look at tools to help with developing on Azure
  14. Lesson 13: Testing
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 13.1 Explore some testing framework options and install nodeunit
    3. 13.2 Write your first nodeunit tests
    4. 13.3 Handle asynchronous programming in your tests
    5. 13.4 Write blackbox tests for your API server
  15. Summary
    1. Summary

Product information

  • Title: Learning Node.js, 2/e
  • Author(s): Marc Wandschneider
  • Release date: December 2016
  • Publisher(s): Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 0134663861