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  • Explore design patterns in Node.js
  • Build solid architectures by following test-driven development
  • Look beyond web applications and create your own desktop app with Node.js
  • Develop single page applications using Node.js with AngularJS, Ember.js, and Backbone.js
  • Master the Express framework and build a complete site with a real database
  • Create a real-time and fully functional online chat application with Socket.IO
  • Utilize the enormous range of Grunt and Gulp plugins

Node.js has emerged as a strong alternative to PHP, and has taken the world of web development by storm. Node.js is a platform that's used to build fast, scalable network applications using JavaScript as a server-side scripting language.

Starting with an overview of the most popular programming paradigms, you will venture out on a journey to the depths of Node.js, utilizing its capabilities to conceptualize and develop applications using AngularJS, Socket.IO, Backbone.js, Ember.js, and Grunt.

Packed with real-world examples and trade secrets gained from years of experience in the web development domain,
this book takes you to the next level and teaches you everything you need to know to utilize the astronomical potential of Node.js. As a JavaScript platform, Node.js can also be used for desktop application development, which you will learn about in the final chapter of this book.

  • Utilize libraries and frameworks to develop real-world applications using Node.js
  • Explore Node.js compatibility with AngularJS,, BackboneJS, EmberJS, and GruntJS
  • Step-by-step tutorials that will help you to utilize the enormous capabilities of Node.js
Page Count 268
Course Length 8 hours 2 minutes
ISBN 9781783287338
Date Of Publication 15 Jun 2014


Krasimir Tsonev

Krasimir Tsonev is a coder with over 10 years of experience in web development. The author of Node.js Blueprints, Packt Publishing, he works with a strong focus on quality and usability. Krasimir is interested in delivering cutting-edge applications. He enjoys working in the software industry and has a passion for creating and discovering new and effective digital experiences. Right now, he is working with technologies such as HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, and Node.js, but he originally started out as a graphic designer. Later, being a Flash developer, he spent several years using ActionScript3 and frameworks such as RobotLegs. After that, as a freelancer, he continued to deliver full-stack web services for his clients, taking care of the graphic design and frontend and backend programming. Right now, with the rise of mobile application development, Krasimir is enthusiastic about working on responsive applications that target various devices. He currently lives and works in Bulgaria. He graduated from the Technical University of Varna with both a bachelor's and a master's degree in computer science. He loves blogging, writing books, and giving talks on the latest trends in web development.

He has authored Node.js Blueprints, Packt Publishing (