Node Web Development

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Learn
  • Discover the role of server-side JavaScript in web application development
  • Make informed architecture choices in Node for performance and throughput
  • Install and use Node for both the development and deployment of server-side web applications
  • Use the Connect and Express application frameworks
  • Set up either SQL or MongoDB database systems in your application
  • Learn the difference between synchronous and asynchronous algorithms and why they are important
About

Node is an exciting new technology stack that brings JavaScript to the server-side of web applications for the first time. Node means that JavaScript is no longer just for browsers. It's for web application development, it's for developing any internet protocol, it's for the real-time web, it's for command line scripts, and much more.

Node Web Development gives you an excellent starting point straight into the heart of developing server side web applications with node. You will learn, through practical examples, how to use the HTTP Server and Client objects, the Connect and Express application frameworks, the algorithms for asynchronous execution, and use both SQL and MongoDB databases.

This book is the ideal companion for getting started with Node. Starting with practical advice on installing Node for both development and application deployment, you will learn how to develop both HTTP Server and Client applications. Many different ways of working with Node are shown, including using database storage engines in applications and developing websites both with and without the Connect/Express web application framework. You will also get an introduction to Node’s CommonJS module system allowing you to implement an important subset of object-oriented design.

Features
  • Go from nothing to a database-backed web application in no time at all
  • Get started quickly with Node and discover that JavaScript is not just for browsers anymore
  • An introduction to server-side JavaScript with Node, the Connect and Express frameworks, and using SQL or MongoDB database back-end
Page Count 172
Course Length 5 hours 9 minutes
ISBN 9781849515146
Date Of Publication 9 Aug 2011

Authors

David Herron

David Herron is a software engineer in Silicon Valley, working on projects from an X.400 e-mail server to assist launching the OpenJDK project, to Yahoo's Node.js application-hosting platform, and applications to monitor solar power array performance. David writes about electric vehicles, environmental issues, and green technology on LongTailPipe, and about other topics, including Node.js, Drupal, and Doctor Who on TechSparx. Using Node.js he developed AkashaCMS.