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Node Web Development by David Herron

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Summary

We learned a lot in this chapter, and are now ready to start writing some real applications. But first let's recap what we covered:

  • Request handling and modularization into separate modules
  • Creating web applications with the HTTP Server object, and with the Connect and Express frameworks
  • Handling URL query parameters from FORM submissions
  • The impact of long running calculations on server responsiveness and user happiness, as well as methods to fix it
  • Using the async module to tame asynchronous coding practices
  • Some aspects of a full web application stack provided by Connect and Express
  • What Connect means by middleware
  • How to handle different HTTP verbs with Connect and Express routing rules
  • Using parameterized URL's in Express
  • Implementing a REST ...

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