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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Learn how to use module patterns and Node Packet Manager (NPM) in your applications
  • Discover callback patterns in NodeJS
  • Understand the use Node.js streams in your applications

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 48 pages
Release Date : May 2013
ISBN : 1782165568
ISBN 13 : 9781782165569
Author(s) : Pedro Teixeira
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Web Development, Web Development, Web Development, Open Source, Web Development
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Pedro Teixeira

Pedro Teixeira is a prolific open source programmer and author of many Node.js modules. After he graduated as a software engineer over 14 years ago, he has been a consultant, a programmer, and an active and internationally known Node.js community member.

He is a founding partner of The Node Firm (a consulting company specializing in Node.js) and author of the popular Node Tuts screencasts (www.nodetuts.com) and three other books about Node.js, namely, Hands-on Node.js (self-published), Professional Node.js, Wrox, and Node.js for UI Testing, Packt Publishing.

When he was ten years old, his father taught him how to program a ZX Spectrum, and since then, he never wanted to stop. He taught himself how to program his father's Apple IIc and then entered the PC era. During college, he was introduced to the universe of Unix and open source, becoming seriously addicted to it. In his professional life, he has developed systems and products with Visual Basic, C, C++, Java, PHP, Ruby, and JavaScript for big Telco companies, banks, hotel chains, and others.

He has been a Node.js enthusiast since the very beginning, having authored many applications and also many well-known modules, such as Fugue, Alfred.js, Carrier, Nock, and others.

He's the organizer of LXJS— the Lisbon JavaScript Conference.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Create your first Node.js HTTP server
  • Include Node.js core modules
  • Manage asynchronous flow using callback patterns
  • Explore EventEmitter patterns
  • Create Readable, Writable, Duplex, and Transform streams

In Detail

Node.js is a platform that lets you use JavaScript to easily program scalable network applications and web services. Learn about the main concepts behind Node.js to get you started with this exciting technology.

Instant Node.js Starter will begin with installation and your first Hello World HTTP server. This book will show you how you can use Node.js core modules and also how you can use patterns to create your own modules. It will also teach you about NPM and how you can use it to install any of the many available third-party libraries. The book then goes on to explain the three main patterns you need to understand to be able to fully use Node.js: the callback pattern, EventEmitter, and streams. All these patterns are presented with practical code examples that you can use immediately, getting you started quickly on this exciting technology.

Instant Node.js Starter starts with the installation of Node.js and then shows you how to create your first Node.js HTTP server. By showing you the main Node.js concepts together with some working code samples, by the end of the book you will have created a set of working Node.js scripts to create servers and clients.You will learn how you can include and use Node.js core modules, and how you can use patterns to create your own modules. You will also learn how you can use NPM to pick, install, and use any of the many available third-party modules in your applications. You will learn how you can use the callback pattern and EventEmitter to control the asynchronous flow and the power of Node.js streams to make your application more scalable and responsive.

Instant Node.js Starter will show you the main concepts behind Node.js so that you feel comfortable to start building your scalable, event-driven network applications using JavaScript.

Approach

Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A simple and easy-to-follow starter approach will help guide the readers through how to develop a real-time web application using Node.js with the help of a sample project.

Who this book is for

Instant Node.js Starter is great for web developers who know JavaScript and are curious about Node.js and want to understand and be able to quickly start creating their first applications on it. This book is also recommended for people with experience in network programming and event-driven programming to be able to get started using this exciting technology.

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