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  • Work with REST service development using the Restify framework
  • Use data storage engines, such as MySQL, SQLITE3, and MongoDB in apps
  • Apply user authentication methods with OAuth2
  • Perform real-time communication with the front-end using Socket.IO
  • Implement Docker microservices in development, testing, and deployment
  • Perform unit testing with Mocha 5.x and functional testing with Puppeteer 1.1.x
  • Use self-descriptive URLs and set accurate HTTP status codes
  • Deploy a cloud-native microservice to an online provider

Node.js Complete Reference Guide takes you through rudimentary knowledge of JavaScript and server-side development to create, maintain, deploy, and test your own Node.js applications. 

You will begin by learning how to use the HTTP Server and Client objects, store data with both SQL and MongoDB databases, and unit test applications with Mocha 5.x, and functionally test them with Puppeteer 1.1.x. Then, you will learn to create scalable and rich RESTful applications on the Node.js platform and write a simple HTTP request handler with self-descriptive URLs. You will learn to set accurate HTTP status codes, study how to keep your applications backward-compatible and explore some authentication techniques to secure your application. Then, you will study how Node.js has emerged as a strong candidate for developing microservices.

With this Learning Path, you will be able to use the best practices and create efficient microservices.

This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products:

  • RESTful Web API Design with Node.js 10, Third Edition by Valentin Bojinov 
  • Node.js Web Development, Fourth Edition by David Herron 
  • Hands-On Microservices with Node.js by Diogo Resende
  • Explore the latest JavaScript features and EcmaScript modules
  • Walk through different stages of developing robust applications using Node.js 10
  • Create rich and scalable RESTful API solutions from scratch
Page Count 732
Course Length 21 hours 57 minutes
ISBN 9781789952117
Date Of Publication 21 Dec 2018


Valentin Bojinov

Valentin Bojinov studied computer science at the Technological School of Electronic Systems in Sofia, Bulgaria, a college within the Technical University of Sofia. He holds a B.Sc. in telecommunication and information engineering. Valentin is an expert in Java, SOAP, RESTful web services, and B2B integration. He specializes B2B Integration and Service Oriented Architecture and currently works as an Senior Integration Consultant in an UK consultancy company Estafet Limited.

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.

Diogo Resende

Diogo Resende is a developer with more than 15 years of experience, working with Node.js almost from the beginning. His computer education and experience in many industries and telecommunication projects have given him a wider background knowledge of other architecture components that influence the overall performance.