Learning Node

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Take your web development skills from browser to server with Node—and learn how to write fast, highly scalable network applications on this JavaScript-based platform. With this hands-on guide, you’ll quickly master Node’s core fundamentals, gain experience with several built-in and contributed modules, and learn the differences and parallels between client- and server-side programming.

Get up to speed on Node’s event-driven, asynchronous I/O model for developing data-intensive ...

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Overview

Take your web development skills from browser to server with Node—and learn how to write fast, highly scalable network applications on this JavaScript-based platform. With this hands-on guide, you’ll quickly master Node’s core fundamentals, gain experience with several built-in and contributed modules, and learn the differences and parallels between client- and server-side programming.

Get up to speed on Node’s event-driven, asynchronous I/O model for developing data-intensive applications that are frequently accessed but computationally simple. If you’re comfortable working with JavaScript, this book provides numerous programming and deployment examples to help you take advantage of server-side development with Node.

  • Explore Node’s unique approach to asynchronous development
  • Build sample Node applications with the Express framework and Connect middleware
  • Use NoSQL solutions such as Redis and MongoDB—and explore Node’s relational database modules
  • Work with PDF files, serve HTML5 media, and create graphics with Canvas
  • Set up bidirectional communication between browser and server with WebSockets
  • Learn in-depth practices for debugging and testing your applications
  • Deploy Node applications in the cloud or on your own system

"Learning Node will make it easy for someone from any programming background to get a grip on Node.js and build amazing projects."

—Tom Hughes-Croucher, co-author of Node: Up and Running (O’Reilly)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449323073
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/5/2012
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 715,887
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelley Powers has been working with, and writing about, web technologies—from the first release of JavaScript to the latest graphics and design tools—for more than 12 years. Her recent O'Reilly books have covered the semantic web, Ajax, JavaScript, and web graphics. She's an avid amateur photographer and web development aficionado, who enjoys applying her latest experiments on her many web sites.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Node.js: Up and Running

Chapter 2: Interactive Node with REPL

Chapter 3: The Node Core

Chapter 4: The Node Module System

Chapter 5: Control Flow, Asynchronous Patterns, and Exception Handling

Chapter 6: Routing Traffic, Serving Files, and Middleware

Chapter 7: The Express Framework

Chapter 8: Express, Template Systems, and CSS

Chapter 9: Structured Data with Node and Redis

Chapter 10: Node and MongoDB: Document-Centric Data

Chapter 11: The Node Relational Database Bindings

Chapter 12: Graphics and HTML5 Video

Chapter 13: WebSockets and Socket.IO

Chapter 14: Testing and Debugging Node Applications

Chapter 15: Guards at the Gate

Chapter 16: Scaling and Deploying Node Applications

Node, Git, and GitHub

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