Node.js - The Complete Guide [Video]

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By Academind GmbH
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  1. Introduction

About this video

Join the most comprehensive Node.js course. Node.js is probably the most popular and modern server-side programming language you can learn these days! Node.js developers are in high demand as this language is used for everything from traditional web apps with server-side rendered views over REST APIs through to GraphQL APIs and real-time web services. Not to mention its applications in build workflows for projects of all sizes. This course will teach you all of that! Right from scratch with zero prior knowledge assumed. Though if you do bring some knowledge, you'll, of course, be able to quickly jump into the course modules that are most interesting to you. All topics and features of the course will be shown and used in these projects and so you'll learn about them in a realistic environment.

Here's what you'll learn in this course:

• Node.js basics and basic core modules, parsing requests and sending responses

• Rendering HTML dynamically (on the server) and using Express.js

• Working with files and generating PDFs on the server (on-the-fly)

• File upload and download and using the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern

• Using Node.js with SQL (MySQL), Sequelize, NoSQL (MongoDB), and Mongoose

• Working with sessions and cookies, user authentication, and authorization

• Sending e-mails, validating user input, and data pagination

• Handling payments with Stripe.js and building REST APIs

• Authentication and file upload in REST APIs

• Building GraphQL APIs and authentication in GraphQL APIs

• File upload in GraphQL APIs

• Building a real-time Node.js app with WebSocket

• Automated testing (unit tests) and deploying a Node.js application

Prerequisites: -

• No Node.js knowledge is required at all

• No other programming language knowledge (besides JavaScript, see next point) is required

• Basic JavaScript knowledge is assumed though you should at least be willing to pick it up whilst going through the course. A JS refresher module exists to get you up to the speed with the latest syntax quickly

• Basic HTML with CSS knowledge will be helpful

All the code and supporting files for this course are available at

Publication date:
April 2019
34 hours 3 minutes

About the Author

  • Academind GmbH

    Maximilian Schwarzmüller is a professional web developer and instructor. Since the age of 13, he has never stopped learning new programming skills and languages. In the early days, he started creating websites for friends and fun. This passion has remained and shaped his decision to work as a freelance web developer and consultant. The success and fun he has in this job is immense and keeps that passion alive. Although he started web development on the back end (PHP with Laravel and NodeJS), he has increasingly become a front-end developer using modern frameworks, such as React, Angular, or VueJS 2, in a lot of projects. He loves both worlds nowadays! As a self-taught developer, he had broadened his horizon by studying Business Administration, resulting in a master’s degree. It enabled him to work in a major strategy consultancy as well as a bank. Whilst learning and developing his skills, he realized that he enjoyed development more than these fields. As a self-taught professional, Max is familiar with the difficult topics when learning new or improving on already-known languages. This background and experience enable him to focus on the most relevant key concepts and topics. His track record is the best proof of that. Whether working as a development instructor or teaching Business Administration, he always receives great feedback. The most rewarding experience is to see how people find new and better jobs, build awesome web applications, acquire amazing projects, or enjoy their hobby with the help of his content.

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Max is a great instructor and clearly very knowledable.
From Maximilian, on of best Instructor on Udemy
I haven't used it yet, so right not not sure

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