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Node.js Web Development. - Fourth Edition

By : David Herron
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Node.js Web Development. - Fourth Edition

By: David Herron

Overview of this book

Node.js is a server-side JavaScript platform using an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model allowing users to build fast and scalable data-intensive applications running in real time. This book gives you an excellent starting point, bringing you straight to the heart of developing web applications with Node.js. You will progress from a rudimentary knowledge of JavaScript and server-side development to being able to create, maintain, deploy and test your own Node.js application.You will understand the importance of transitioning to functions that return Promise objects, and the difference between fs, fs/promises and fs-extra. With this book you'll learn how to use the HTTP Server and Client objects, data storage with both SQL and MongoDB databases, real-time applications with Socket.IO, mobile-first theming with Bootstrap, microservice deployment with Docker, authenticating against third-party services using OAuth, and use some well known tools to beef up security of Express 4.16 applications.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
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This chapter has been quite a journey. We went from an application that existed solely on our laptop, to exploring two ways to deploy Node.js applications to a production server.

We started by reviewing the Notes application architecture and how that will affect deployment. That enabled you to understand what you had to do for server deployment.

Then you learned the traditional way to deploy services on Linux using an init script. PM2 is a useful tool for managing background processes in such an environment. You also learned how to provision a remote server using a virtual machine hosting service.

Then you took a long trip into the land of Docker, a new and exciting system for deploying services on machines. You learned how to write a Dockerfile so that Docker knows how to construct a service image. You learned several ways to deploy Docker images on a laptop or on a remote server. And you learned how to describe a multi-container application using Docker compose.

You're almost ready...