Node for Front-End Developers [NOOK Book]

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If you know how to use JavaScript in the browser, you already have the skills you need to put JavaScript to work on back-end servers with Node. This hands-on book shows you how to use this popular JavaScript platform to create simple server applications, communicate with the client, build dynamic pages, work with data, and tackle other tasks.

Although Node has a complete library of developer-contributed modules to automate server-side development, this book will show you how to ...

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Node for Front-End Developers

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Overview

If you know how to use JavaScript in the browser, you already have the skills you need to put JavaScript to work on back-end servers with Node. This hands-on book shows you how to use this popular JavaScript platform to create simple server applications, communicate with the client, build dynamic pages, work with data, and tackle other tasks.

Although Node has a complete library of developer-contributed modules to automate server-side development, this book will show you how to program with Node on your own, so you truly understand the platform. Discover firsthand how well Node works as a web server, and how easy it is to learn and use.

  • Set up Node and learn how to build scaffolding for a web application
  • Work with Node natively to see how it functions as a web server
  • Understand how Node receives client data from GET and POST requests
  • Use the Socket.IO module to facilitate realtime client-server communication
  • Choose from among several Node templates to create dynamic pages
  • Learn how to connect to a database, and store data in files
  • Implement the Model-View-Controller pattern, and share Node modules with server and client
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449329044
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 60
  • Sales rank: 1,351,424
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Garann returned to frontend development three years ago after spending several years working on backends. She started the Austin All-Girl Hack Night and teaches women to code as an instructor for Girl Develop It Austin. When she's not writing JavaScript, she's often operating some sort of power tool as she remodels her 111-year-old house.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Getting Node Set Up

Chapter 2: Serving Simple Content

Chapter 3: Interaction with the Client

Chapter 4: Server-Side Templates

Chapter 5: Data Sources and Flow Control

Chapter 6: Model-View-Controller and Sharing Code

Postscript

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