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Node Cookbook

By : David Mark Clements
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Node Cookbook

By: David Mark Clements

Overview of this book

The principles of asynchronous event-driven programming are perfect for today's web, where efficient real-time applications and scalability are at the forefront. Server-side JavaScript has been here since the 90's but Node got it right. With a thriving community and interest from Internet giants, it could be the PHP of tomorrow. "Node Cookbook" shows you how to transfer your JavaScript skills to server side programming. With simple examples and supporting code, "Node Cookbook" talks you through various server side scenarios often saving you time, effort, and trouble by demonstrating best practices and showing you how to avoid security faux pas. Beginning with making your own web server, the practical recipes in this cookbook are designed to smoothly progress you to making full web applications, command line applications, and Node modules. Node Cookbook takes you through interfacing with various database backends such as MySQL, MongoDB and Redis, working with web sockets, and interfacing with network protocols, such as SMTP. Additionally, there are recipes on correctly performing heavy computations, security implementations, writing, your own Node modules and different ways to take your apps live.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Node Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers


As excellent as Node's HTTP module is, Express repackages and streamlines its functionality to provide us with a fluid interface that makes for almost frictionless rapid web development.

In this chapter, we will progress from generating a vanilla Express project base to a fully-fledged Express web-application foundation with MongoDB providing backend data support.


Express 2 to Express 3

Throughout this chapter there are helpful boxes, like this one, that demonstrate how to migrate code from Express 2 to Express 3. The supporting code files contain both Express 2 and 3 code (with 3 commented out). Code files can be downloaded from