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Node.js in Action, Second Edition by Bradley Meck Alex Young and Mike Cantelon

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Preface

Since the first edition of Node.js in Action, Node has merged with io.js and has dramatically changed its governance model. Node’s package manager has been spun off into a successful new company, npm, and technologies such as Babel and Electron have transformed the development landscape.

And yet, not much has changed in Node’s core libraries. JavaScript itself has changed: most developers now use features from ES2015, so all of the original listings have been rewritten to take advantage of arrow functions, constants, and destructuring. Node’s libraries and built-in tools still look broadly similar to Node pre 4.x, though, so we’ve looked to the community for updates to this edition.

To reflect the realities a Node developer now faces, ...

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