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Mastering Node.js

By : Sandro Pasquali
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Mastering Node.js

By: Sandro Pasquali

Overview of this book

Node.js is a modern development stack focused on providing an easy way to build scalable network software. Backed by a growing number of large companies and a rapidly increasing developer base, Node is revolutionizing the way that software is being built today. Powered by Google's V8 engine and built out of C++ modules, this is a JavaScript environment for the enterprise.Mastering Node.js will take the reader deep into this exciting development environment. Beginning with a comprehensive breakdown of its innovative non-blocking evented design, Node's structure is explained in detail, laying out how its blazingly fast I/O performance simplifies the creation of fast servers, scalable architectures, and responsive web applications.Mastering Node.js takes you through a concise yet thorough tour of Node's innovative evented non-blocking design, showing you how to build professional applications with the help of detailed examples.Learn how to integrate your applications with Facebook and Twitter, Amazon and Google, creating social apps and programs reaching thousands of collaborators on the cloud. See how the Express and Path frameworks make the creation of professional web applications painless. Set up one, two, or an entire server cluster with just a few lines of code, ready to scale as soon as you're ready to launch. Move data seamlessly between databases and file systems, between clients, and across network protocols, using a beautifully designed, consistent, and predictable set of tools.Mastering Node.js contains all of the examples and explanations you'll need to build applications in a short amount of time and at a low cost, running on a scale and speed that would have been nearly impossible just a few years ago.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Mastering Node.js
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Authenticating with Facebook Connect

Building a scalable authentication system is hard. Though it may seem easy—create a table or a list of users and their credentials, change that list using a simple web form, and you're done!

If your goal is to create a scalable system that can grow as your user base grows then you will need to do much more. It will be necessary to create e-mail systems and scalable databases, session management, and the many other subsystems essential to satisfying the user's expectation of a low-latency path from sign-up to sign-in to the desired content.

Let's put together what we've learned with AWS with Connect, Facebook's authentication service. You can see the full code for this example in the /facebook folder of your code bundle available at the Packt website.

To begin, visit, set up a developers account, and then create an application. Remember to properly set your application path as shown in the following screenshot:

Once registered, find...