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Node.js Web Development - Third Edition by David Herron

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Preface

Welcome to the world of software development on the Node.js platform. This is an up-and-coming software platform that liberates JavaScript from the web browser, allowing us to reuse our JavaScript skills for general software development on a large range of systems. It runs atop the ultra-fast JavaScript engine at the heart of Google's Chrome browser, V8, and adds a fast and robust library of asynchronous network I/O modules. The Node.js community have developed a dizzyingly large body of third-party modules for nearly every conceivable purpose. While the primary focus of Node.js is high performance highly-scalable web applications, it is seeing widespread use in Internet of Things (IoT) applications, microservice development, asset build ...

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