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Learning Node.js for .NET Developers

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Learning Node.js for .NET Developers

Overview of this book

Node.js is an open source, cross-platform runtime environment that allows you to use JavaScript to develop server-side web applications. This short guide will help you develop applications using JavaScript and Node.js, leverage your existing programming skills from .NET or Java, and make the most of these other platforms through understanding the Node.js programming model. You will learn how to build web applications and APIs in Node, discover packages in the Node.js ecosystem, test and deploy your Node.js code, and more. Finally, you will discover how to integrate Node.js and .NET code.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Learning Node.js for .NET Developers
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Chapter 11. Deploying Node.js Applications

So far, we have only run our application in our local development environment. In this chapter, we will deploy it to the Web. There are many different options for hosting an application. We will work through one deployment option to quickly get an application up and running. We will also discuss broader principles and alternative options for deploying Node.js applications.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Deploying our application to the Web

  • Using application logs to diagnose issues on remote servers

  • Setting up database servers and environmental configuration

  • Deploying automatically from Travis CI


If you want to follow along with this chapter, you can use the code from as a starting point. This contains the example code from the end of Chapter 10, Creating Real-time Web Apps, which we will build on in this chapter.