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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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We've come a long way in this chapter.

We started with the Pyramid of Doom and how the Promise object and async functions can help us a tame asynchronous code. We'll be using these techniques all through this book.

We quickly moved on to writing the foundation of a real application with Express. At the moment, it keeps its data in memory, but it has the basic functionality of what will become a note-taking application supporting real-time collaborative commenting on the notes.

In the next chapter, we'll dip our toes in the water of responsive, mobile-friendly web design. Due to the growing popularity of mobile computing devices, it's become necessary to address mobile devices first before desktop computer users. In order to reach those millions of users a day, the Notes application users need a good user experience when using their smartphone.

In following chapters, we'll keep growing the capabilities of the Notes application, starting with database storage models.