Learning Express Web Application Development [Video]

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  • Manage dependencies and automate common tasks effectively with Node.js and NPM
  • Use the Jade template and keep your markup clean and simple
  • Utilize CSS pre-processors such as Stylus, Sass, and Less to speed up your app’s CSS development
  • Get the best storage features with a fast document-based database, for example, MongoDB, and Mongoose.js, a powerful yet easy to use library
  • Enable authentication using standard measures and extend it to allow Facebook or Twitter logins
  • Create modules to keep your code clean, reusable, and easy to manage
  • Incorporate test-driven development tools to automate the testing of your application
  • Create RESTful services compatible with client-side MVC libraries such as Angular, Backbone, and Ember
  • Get a lot more with additional popular tools such as Socket.io, Sails.js, and the Ghost blogging platform

JavaScript is no longer limited to browsers! You can now build complete server-side web applications with Express.js. Developing web apps with Node will be faster and easier with the simple and straightforward Express framework.
This course will guide you through building a real-world web application using Node.js, Express, and MongoDB.
You’ll start with using the Jade template library and Bootstrap framework to create clean and maintainable code for your app. You will then see how to put MongoDB to work, store data for your app, and incorporate best-practices such as modularization. You’ll go beyond the basics to include authentication, test-driven-development, and powerful time-saving tools to get the app ready for deploying. You will also explore CSS preprocessors and create RESTful services that make the best of MVC libraries and add that extra edge to your app.
After completing this series, you’ll be ready to start building and deploying web applications of your own.

Style and Approach

This video series shows you how to use Express.js and build a complete working application — a step at a time— as the course progresses. Make the most of the numerous examples that show you the practical implementation of the concepts of web app development with Express.JS.

  • Use Express.js and get the best out of JavaScript to build robust server based web apps
  • Incorporate MongoDB, the blazingly fast document-based database into your applications
  • Impress your colleagues with production ready code through test-driven development
  • Use popular template libraries and CSS preprocessors to simplify your application development
Course Length 2 hours 27 minutes
ISBN 9781783989881
Date Of Publication 26 Dec 2014


Matthew Nuzum

Matthew Nuzum has been developing web applications since 1999 and has worked for several start-ups including Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu, as well as Fortune 500 companies. He has a passion for helping others learn new technologies and has written numerous tutorials and help documents as well as running a web-focused user group based in his hometown of Des Moines.