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Learning Node.js Development

By : Andrew Mead
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Learning Node.js Development

By: Andrew Mead

Overview of this book

Learning Node.js Development is a practical, project-based book that provides you with all you need to get started as a Node.js developer. Node is a ubiquitous technology on the modern web, and an essential part of any web developers' toolkit. If you are looking to create real-world Node applications, or you want to switch careers or launch a side project to generate some extra income, then you're in the right place. This book has been written around a single goal—turning you into a professional Node developer capable of developing, testing, and deploying real-world production applications. Learning Node.js Development is built from the ground up around the latest version of Node.js (version 9.x.x). You'll be learning all the cutting-edge features available only in the latest software versions. This book cuts through the mass of information available around Node and delivers the essential skills that you need to become a Node developer. It takes you through creating complete apps and understanding how to build, deploy, and test your own Node apps. It maps out everything in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow package designed to get you up and running quickly.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Getting Set Up

In this chapter, you'll get your local environment set up for the rest of the book. Whether you're on macOS, Linux, or Windows, we'll install Node and look at exactly how we can run Node applications.

We'll talk about what Node is, why you would ever want to use it, and why you would want to use Node as opposed to something like Rails, C++, Java, or any other language that can accomplish similar tasks. By the end of this chapter, you will be running your very first Node application. It's going to be simple, but it is going to get us to the path to creating real-world production Node apps, which is the goal of this book.

More specifically, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Node.js installation
  • What Node is
  • Why use Node
  • Atom
  • Hello World