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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)

Adding version control

In this section, we'll learn how to set up and use Git, which is a version control system. Git will let us keep track of the changes to our project over time. This is really useful when something goes wrong and we need to revert to a previous state in the project where things were working. It's also super useful for backing up our work.

Installing Git

To get started, we will need to install Git on the computer, but luckily for us it is a really simple installation process. It's one of those installers where we just click on the Next button through a few steps. So let's go ahead and do that.

  1. We can grab the installer by heading over to the browser and going to