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 the reader line-by-line through carefully crafted examples, demonstrating proven techniques for creating highly efficient applications and servers.
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
If you're a developer who wants to build server-side web applications with Node.js, Learning Node.js is your fatest route to success.
Master Node.js nonblocking IO and async programming
Handle more requests and increase an application’s flexibility
Use and write 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/macOS or Windows servers
Deploy apps to Heroku and Microsoft Azure
Support virtual hosts and SSL/HTTPS security
Test Node.js programs that mix synchronous, async, and RESTful server API functionality