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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)

Advanced templates

In this section, we'll learn a few more advanced features that handlebars has to offer. This will make it easier to render our markup, especially markup that's used in multiple places, and it will make it easier to inject dynamic data into your web pages.

In order to illustrate the first thing we'll talk about, I want to open up both about.hbs and home.hbs, and you'll notice down at the bottom that they both have the exact same footer code as follows:

<p>Copyright {{currentYear}}</p>

We have a little copyright message for both and they both have the same header area, which is the h1 tag.

Now this really isn't a problem because we have two pages, but as you add more and more pages it's going to become a real pain to update your header and your footer. You'll have to go into every file...