Learning Node.js Development

A comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to creating complete Node apps and understanding how to build, deploy, and test your own apps.
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Learning Node.js Development

Andrew Mead

A comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to creating complete Node apps and understanding how to build, deploy, and test your own apps.

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ISBN 139781788395540
Paperback658 pages

Book Description

Learning Node.js Development is a practical, project-based book that provides you with all you need to get started as a Node.js developer. Node is a ubiquitous technology on the modern web, and an essential part of any web developers' toolkit. If you are looking to create real-world Node applications, or you want to switch careers or launch a side project to generate some extra income, then you're in the right place. This book has been written around a single goal—turning you into a professional Node developer capable of developing, testing, and deploying real-world production applications.

Learning Node.js Development is built from the ground up around the latest version of Node.js (version 9.x.x). You'll be learning all the cutting-edge features available only in the latest software versions.

This book cuts through the mass of information available around Node and delivers the essential skills that you need to become a Node developer. It takes you through creating complete apps and understanding how to build, deploy, and test your own Node apps. It maps out everything in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow package designed to get you up and running quickly.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Set Up
Node.js installation
What is Node?
Why use Node
Different text editors for node applications
Hello World – creating and running the first Node app
Summary
Chapter 2: Node Fundamentals – Part 1
Module basics
Require own files
Third-party modules
Global modules
Getting input
Summary
Chapter 3: Node Fundamentals – Part 2
yargs
JSON
Adding and saving notes
Refactoring
Summary
Chapter 4: Node Fundamentals – Part 3
Removing a note
Reading note
Debugging
Listing notes
Advanced yargs
Arrow functions
Summary
Chapter 5: Basics of Asynchronous Programming in Node.js
The basic concept of asynchronous program
Call stack and event loop
Callback functions and APIs
Making up of the HTTPS requests
Summary
Chapter 6: Callbacks in Asynchronous Programming
Encoding user input
Callback errors
Abstracting callbacks
Wiring up weather search
Chaining callbacks together
Summary
Chapter 7: Promises in Asynchronous Programming
Introduction to ES6 promises
Advanced promises
Weather app with promises
Summary
Chapter 8: Web Servers in Node
Introducing Express
The static server
Rendering templates
Advanced templates
Express Middleware
Summary
Chapter 9: Deploying Applications to Web
Adding version control
Setting up GitHub and SSH keys
Deploying the node app to the Web
Summary
Chapter 10: Testing the Node Applications – Part 1
Basic testing
Using assertion libraries in testing Node modules
The asynchronous testing
Summary
Chapter 11: Testing the Node Applications – Part 2
Testing the Express application
Organizing test with describe()
Test spies
Summary
Conclusion

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the fundamentals of Node
  • Build apps that respond to user input
  • Master working with servers
  • Learn how to test and debug applications
  • Deploy and update your apps in the real world
  • Create responsive asynchronous web applications

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Set Up
Node.js installation
What is Node?
Why use Node
Different text editors for node applications
Hello World – creating and running the first Node app
Summary
Chapter 2: Node Fundamentals – Part 1
Module basics
Require own files
Third-party modules
Global modules
Getting input
Summary
Chapter 3: Node Fundamentals – Part 2
yargs
JSON
Adding and saving notes
Refactoring
Summary
Chapter 4: Node Fundamentals – Part 3
Removing a note
Reading note
Debugging
Listing notes
Advanced yargs
Arrow functions
Summary
Chapter 5: Basics of Asynchronous Programming in Node.js
The basic concept of asynchronous program
Call stack and event loop
Callback functions and APIs
Making up of the HTTPS requests
Summary
Chapter 6: Callbacks in Asynchronous Programming
Encoding user input
Callback errors
Abstracting callbacks
Wiring up weather search
Chaining callbacks together
Summary
Chapter 7: Promises in Asynchronous Programming
Introduction to ES6 promises
Advanced promises
Weather app with promises
Summary
Chapter 8: Web Servers in Node
Introducing Express
The static server
Rendering templates
Advanced templates
Express Middleware
Summary
Chapter 9: Deploying Applications to Web
Adding version control
Setting up GitHub and SSH keys
Deploying the node app to the Web
Summary
Chapter 10: Testing the Node Applications – Part 1
Basic testing
Using assertion libraries in testing Node modules
The asynchronous testing
Summary
Chapter 11: Testing the Node Applications – Part 2
Testing the Express application
Organizing test with describe()
Test spies
Summary
Conclusion

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Paperback658 pages
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