Mastering Node.js

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Learn
  • Discover how Node uses Google’s V8 engine to create high-speed JavaScript on the server
  • Use events to create non-blocking systems with high throughput
  • Create secure servers across all major network protocols
  • Manage thousands of concurrent clients without slowing down
  • Handle data, files, and protocol streams with ease
  • Leverage Node’s module system to design sane applications that are easy to extend
  • Optimize and debug server-side JavaScript for increased performance
  • Learn scaling techniques and parallelize operations across multiple cores
About

Node.js is a modern development stack focused on providing an easy way to build scalable network software. Backed by a growing number of large companies and a rapidly increasing developer base, Node is revolutionizing the way that software is being built today. Powered by Google’s V8 engine and built out of C++ modules, this is a JavaScript environment for the enterprise.

Mastering Node.js will take the reader deep into this exciting development environment. Beginning with a comprehensive breakdown of its innovative non-blocking evented design, Node’s structure is explained in detail, laying out how its blazingly fast I/O performance simplifies the creation of fast servers, scalable architectures, and responsive web applications.

Mastering Node.js takes you through a concise yet thorough tour of Node's innovative evented non-blocking design, showing you how to build professional applications with the help of detailed examples.

Learn how to integrate your applications with Facebook and Twitter, Amazon and Google, creating social apps and programs reaching thousands of collaborators on the cloud. See how the Express and Path frameworks make the creation of professional web applications painless. Set up one, two, or an entire server cluster with just a few lines of code, ready to scale as soon as you’re ready to launch. Move data seamlessly between databases and file systems, between clients, and across network protocols, using a beautifully designed, consistent, and predictable set of tools.

Mastering Node.js contains all of the examples and explanations you’ll need to build applications in a short amount of time and at a low cost, running on a scale and speed that would have been nearly impossible just a few years ago.

Features
  • Master the latest techniques for building real-time, big data applications, integrating Facebook, Twitter, and other network services
  • Tame asynchronous programming, the event loop, and parallel data processing
  • Use the Express and Path frameworks to speed up development and deliver scalable, higher quality software more quickly
Page Count 346
Course Length 10 hours 22 minutes
ISBN 9781782166320
Date Of Publication 25 Nov 2013

Authors

Sandro Pasquali

Sandro Pasquali formed a technology company named Simple in 1997, that sold the world's first JavaScript-based application development framework and was awarded several patents for deployment and advertising technologies that anticipated the future of Internet-based software. Node represents, for him, the natural next step in the inexorable march towards the day when JavaScript powers nearly every level of software development.

Sandro has led the design of enterprise-grade applications for some of the largest companies in the world, including Nintendo, Major League Baseball, Bang and Olufsen, LimeWire, AppNexus, Conde Nast, and others. He has displayed interactive media exhibits during the Venice Biennial, won design awards, built knowledge management tools for research institutes and schools, and started and run several start-ups. Always seeking new ways to blend design excellence and technical innovation, he has made significant contributions across all levels of software architecture, from data management and storage tools to innovative user interfaces and frameworks.

He is the author of Deploying Node.js, also by Packt Publishing, which aims to help developers get their work in front of others.

Sandro runs a software development company in New York and trains corporate development teams interested in using Node and JavaScript to improve their products. He spends the rest of his time entertaining his beautiful daughter, and his wife.