Node.js makes it far easier to create fast, compact, and reliable web/network applications and web servers, and is rapidly becoming indispensable to modern web developers.
You’ll start by installing and running Node.js, understanding the extensions it uses, and quickly writing your first app. Next, building on the basics, you’ll write more capable application servers and extend them with today’s most powerful Node.js tools and modules. Finally, you’ll discover today’s best practices for testing, running Node.js code on production servers, and writing command-line utilities.
Throughout the book, author Marc Wandschneider teaches by walking you line-by-line through carefully crafted examples, demonstrating proven techniques for creating highly efficient applications and servers.
Master Node.js nonblocking IO and async programming
Handle more requests and increase your application’s flexibility
Use and write your own modules
Perform common JSON/web server tasks
Use browsers to generate pages on the fly via Ajax calls and template libraries
Simplify development with the express framework
Create database back-ends using popular NoSQL and relational databases
Deploy and run Node.js apps on Unix/OS X or Windows servers
Take advantage of multiprocessor hardware
Support virtual hosts and SSL/HTTPS security
Test Node.js programs that mix synchronous, async, and RESTful server API functionality