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Node.js Web Development. - Fourth Edition

By : David Herron
Book Image

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
Dedication
Packt Upsell
Contributors
Preface
Index

Chapter 2. Setting up Node.js

Before getting started with using Node.js, you must set up your development environment. In the following chapters, we'll use this for development and for non-production deployment.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • How to install Node.js from source and prepackaged binaries on Linux, macOS, or Windows
  • How to install Node Package Manager (NPM) and some popular tools 
  • The Node.js module system
  • Node.js and JavaScript language improvements from the ECMAScript committee

So let's get on with it.