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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 13. Creating JavaScript Packages

So far we have built up a web application, making use of various npm packages along the way. These packages include libraries such as Express and command-line tools such as Gulp. Now we'll look at how to go about creating packages of our own.

In this chapter we will:

  • Explore the different module systems available for JavaScript

  • Create our own JavaScript library

  • Write JavaScript that can run on both the client and server-side

  • Create a command-line tool in JavaScript

  • Release a new npm package

  • Use Node.js modules in the browser environment


The code examples in this chapter are independent of everything we've done so far.