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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)

Making up of the HTTPS requests

The goal in the previous section was not to understand how HTTP works, or what exactly the arguments, error, response, and body are the goal was to come up with a real-world example of a callback, as opposed to the contrived examples that we've been using so far with setTimeout:

const request = require('request');

url: '',
json: true
}, (error, response, body) => {
console.log(JSON.stringify(body, undefined, 2));

In the preceding case, we had a real callback that got fired once the HTTP request came back from the Google servers. We were able to print the body, and we saw exactly what we had in the website. In this section, we'll dive into these arguments, so let's kick things off by taking a look at the...