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Pro Node.js for Developers

Since it’s creation in 2009, Node.js has grown into a powerful and increasingly popular asynchronous-development framework for creating highly-scalable network applications using JavaScript. Respected companies such as Dow Jones and LinkedIn are among the many organizations to have seen Node’s potential and adopted it into their businesses.

Pro Node.js for Developers provides a comprehensive guide to this exciting new technology.  We introduce you to Node – what it is, why it matters and how to set it up – before diving deeply into the key concepts and APIs that underpin its operation.

Building upon your existing JavaScript skills you’ll be shown how to use Node.js to build both Web- and Network-based applications, to deal with data sources, capture events and deal with child processes to create robust applications that will work well in a wide range of circumstances.

Once you’ve mastered these skills we’ll go further, teaching you more advanced software engineering skills that will give your code a professional edge. You’ll learn how to create easily reusable modules that will save you time through code reuse, to log and debug your applications quickly and effectively and to write code that will scale easily and reliably as the demand for your application grows.

What you’ll learn

  • Install, configure and deploy Node.js apps effectively
  • Understand the Node.js asynchronous programming model in detail
  • Create both web and network-based Node.js applications with ease
  • Learn to work effectively with varied data sources and file types
  • Discover advanced software engineering concepts that will will save you time and promote code reuse

Who this book is for
This book is for developers who already have a working knowledge of JavaScript and are interested in adopting Node.js into their projects. All other concepts will be introduced from first-principals.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. The Node Module System
Chapter 3. The Node Programming Model
Chapter 4. Events and Timers
Chapter 5. The Command Line Interface
Chapter 6. The File System
Chapter 7. Streams
Chapter 8. Binary Data
Chapter 9. Executing Code
Chapter 10. Network Programming
Chapter 11. HTTP
Chapter 12. The Express Framework
Chapter 13. The Real-Time Web
Chapter 14. Databases
Chapter 15. Logging, Debugging, and Testing
Chapter 16. Application Scaling

Appendix A. JavaScript Object Notation

Book Details

  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (November 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430258608
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430258605
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