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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
About the Author
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Implementing social login

For our first example, we'll use Twitter as our third-party authentication provider. If you want to follow along with the example you will need a Twitter account, which is very quick to set up.

Setting up a Twitter application

In order for Twitter to recognize our application, we need to create a new app in Twitter's developer portal:

  1. Visit and click on Create New App.

  2. Fill in the Name, Description, Website, and Callback URL fields:

    • If you've deployed your application to Heroku, you can use its Heroku URL here

    • Otherwise, just fill in placeholder values for both fields (for example,

  3. Click on Create your Twitter application.

  4. Click on the Settings tab and ensure that Enable Callback Locking is unchecked (leaving this unchecked allows you to use placeholder values for the URLs and is also useful for local testing).

  5. Click on the Keys and Access Tokens tab to view your application's Consumer Key (API Key) and Consumer...