This chapter has been quite a journey in learning two ways to deploy Node.js applications to a production server.
You started by reviewing the
Notes application architecture and how that will affect deployment. That let you understand what you had to do for server deployment.
Then you learned the traditional way to deploy services on Linux using an init script. The
PM2 command is a useful tool for managing background processes. You also learned how to provision a remote server using a virtual machine hosting service.
Then you took a long trip into the land of Docker, a new and exciting system for deploying services on machines. You learned how to write a Dockerfile so that Docker knows how to construct a service image. You learned several ...