Node Cookbook

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  • Write and publish your own modules
  • Interface with various databases
  • Work with streams of data
  • Handle file uploads and POST data
  • Use the Express framework to accelerate the development of your applications
  • Learn about security, encryption, and authentication techniques

The principles of asynchronous event-driven programming are perfect for today's web, where efficient real-time applications and scalability are at the forefront. Server-side JavaScript has been here since the 90's but Node got it right. With a thriving community and interest from Internet giants, it could be the PHP of tomorrow.

"Node Cookbook" shows you how to transfer your JavaScript skills to server side programming. With simple examples and supporting code, "Node Cookbook" talks you through various server side scenarios often saving you time, effort, and trouble by demonstrating best practices and showing you how to avoid security faux pas.

Beginning with making your own web server, the practical recipes in this cookbook are designed to smoothly progress you to making full web applications, command line applications, and Node modules. Node Cookbook takes you through interfacing with various database backends such as MySQL, MongoDB and Redis, working with web sockets, and interfacing with network protocols, such as SMTP. Additionally, there are recipes on correctly performing heavy computations, security implementations, writing, your own Node modules and different ways to take your apps live.

  • Packed with practical recipes taking you from the basics to extending Node with your own modules
  • Create your own web server to see Node’s features in action
  • Work with JSON, XML, web sockets, and make the most of asynchronous programming
Page Count 342
Course Length 10 hours 15 minutes
ISBN 9781849517188
Date Of Publication 24 Jul 2012


David Mark Clements

David Mark Clements is a principal architect with nearForm, specializing in Node, frontend web, and JavaScript performance.

He assists multinationals and start-ups alike with architecture planning, creating and leading development teams, innovation projects, internal evangelism, training, and deep dive consultancy on all aspects of live systems (architecture, performance, infrastructure, and deployment).

David is also an avid open source enthusiast, and regularly speaks at various JavaScript and web conferences.

Node.js became a core component of his toolset (since version 0.4) due to its versatility, vast ecosystem, and the cognitive ease that comes with full-stack JavaScript. Being primarily self-taught, David Mark Clements has a potent curiosity that typically drives him to approach problems with a unique perspective.