Mastering Node.js 12.x [Video]

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  • Simplify asynchronous operations and write faster code with async/await
  • Write easily readable code with functional reactive programming techniques
  • Handle errors effectively and provide relative responses quickly
  • Organize your code in controllers with Express.js Route
  • Set up MySQL and query it with Sequelize
  • Achieve effortless communication between microservices
  • Secure endpoints and authenticate users with JSON Web Tokens (JWTs)
  • Respond to repeated requests by caching responses with Redis

Node.js is a technology that you can quickly become familiar with, but it can be hard to master to build fast and secure solutions. Instead of covering the basics, this course will help you to progress to understand advanced concepts such as asynchronicity, the event loop, clean error handling with Express Middleware and functional reactive programming.

You will start off by working through the process of creating a subscription management system, where you will optimize directory structures. This will help you with the organization, as Node.js apps usually don’t follow filename and directory conventions. As you delve deeper into the course, you’ll learn how to build an API in the form of microservices, managed through PM2. As you progress, you will connect and utilize two of the most widely used technologies in the Node.js World; MySQL, the most commonly used relational database, and Redis, a popular technology used in caching. Once you’ve built a solid infrastructure, you’ll be able to build an authentication service with the help of Passport and JSON Web Tokens.

By the end of this course, you will be able to tackle harder challenges in your Node.js projects by efficiently using the best tools available, while also meeting demanding industry standards for a clean and scalable code.

The code bundle for this video course is available at

Style and Approach

In this course, we cover the most complex and often overlooked concepts of Node.js such as proper error handling with middleware, the effective use of async/await, and real-world examples of using databases such as MySQL and technologies such as Redis.

  • Build fast APIs with Node.js 12, Express.js and Authentication with Passport
  • Connect to MySQL and cache responses with Redis
  • Improve performance and readability with functional reactive programming
Course Length 4 hours 17 minutes
ISBN 9781789539899
Date Of Publication 28 Feb 2019


Dimitris Loukas

Dimitris Loukas is a software engineer and is currently part of a growing start-up building a revolutionary referral marketing platform with Node.js, Angular, MySQL, Redis, and Docker. He is also developing trading software applications using C#, Aurelia and TypeScript. He is a Packt author and has developed many video tutorials in C#, .NET Core, and TypeScript. He has worked for two start-ups in the past, is active in the open-source community, and loves taking up small side-projects. He has developed microservices using C# and Node.js and has also mastered Angular, Aurelia, and Vue.js. He is an early adopter of .NET Core and is fascinated by modern JavaScript and where the web is going.