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  • Copyright 2017
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-466385-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-466385-2

Learning Node.js, Second Edition

A clear, practical introduction to the important new web development technology for creating web server applications in JavaScript


Learning Node.js LiveLessons provides developers with a practical introduction to Node.js, an important platform for developing web and network applications.

Marc Wandschneider has more than 20 years of experience as a developer and is the author of two programming books and one other LiveLessons video training. In this video training, Marc starts by introducing Node.js, installing, and running it. The video then moves into writing JSON servers, web applications, client-side templates, and continues by covering database access to both SQL and NoSQL database servers. 

After watching this video, developers will begin to understand why Node.js inspires so much passion, and they will be able to write fast, compact, and reliable applications and web server.

What's New 

The second edition updates coverage of Node.js to reflect changes in the technology and how it is used in the three years since the first edition was published:

 • Explanation of Node's new versioning scheme
 • Updated coverage of Streams
 • New coverage of installation using pre-build installers rather than from source code
 • New coverage of Mongoose in the section on MongoDB
 • New information about deploying Node on Heroku and Azure
 • Expansion of coverage on testing

Skill Level
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
What You Will Learn:
  •  Why Node is really exciting 
  •  How Node is hugely innovative and new
  •  How not to be afraid of JavaScript and indeed how to embrace it
  •  How to write fast, compact, and reliable application and web servers
  •  How to stay up to date with the latest in web application design and techniques
Who Should Take This Course
  • Web developers and instructors who want to quickly get up to speed with the fundamentals of Node.js 
Course Requirements
  • Basic understanding of JavaScript and web development

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Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Getting Started1.1 Install Node.js 1.2 Figure out all these version numbers1.3 Write “Hello World!” in Node.js1.4 Run your first web server1.5 Use the Node.js debugger1.6 Stay up to date and find the help you need1.8 Follow along with the source code
Lesson 2: A Closer Look at JavaScript2.1 Use basic types2.2 Use strings2.3 Use objects2.4 Use arrays2.5 Make full use of functions2.6 Use language constructs2.7 Write classes with prototypes and inheritance 2.8 Use and handle errors2.9 Work with two important Node.js globals
Lesson 3: Asynchronous Programming3.1 Compare synchronous and asynchronous programming3.2 Mix error handling and asynchronous programming3.3 Solve a new problem that arises in Node.js – losing your “this” reference3.4 Yield control and improve responsiveness3.5 Take a quick look at synchronous programming in NodeJS
Lesson 4: Writing Applications4.1 Write your first JSON server4.2 Combine loops and asynchronous programming 4.3 Support multiple request types in your server4.4 Explore requests and responses 4.5 Add support for query (GET) parameters4.6 Receive POST data
Lesson 5: Modules5.1 Write a simple module5.2 Use npm – the node package manager5.3 Write a more interesting module5.4 Publish modules5.5 Explore the async module, a vital component of our apps5.6 Make sure to keep your promises
Lesson 6: Expanding our Web Server6.1 Investigate Node.js streams6.2 Serve static files from our server6.3 Serve different file types with our server6.4 Use HTML templates – the basics6.5 Use HTML templates – the Mustache framework6.6 Use HTML templates – bootstrapping the process with JavaScript6.7 Use HTML templates – final assembly for the browser
Lesson 7: Building Web Applications Easier with Express7.1 Install Express and write Hello World7.2 Route requests7.3 Update your app for routing 7.4 Understand REST API design7.5 Factorize your code with modules7.6 Explore Express middleware7.7 Clarify the importance of ordering in middleware7.8 Replace static file handling in the app with middleware7.9 Support POST data, cookies, and sessions7.10 Upload files7.11 Support authentication in NodeJS.
Lesson 8: Databases I - Mongodb and Node.js8.1 Set up and run Mongodb8.2 Perform basic Mongodb operations8.3 Query collections with the “find” method8.4 Update your photo app – setting everything up 8.5 Add the new database operations to the app8.6 Add new pages and templates to the app8.7 Take a quick look at Mongoose
Lesson 9: Databases II - MySQL9.1 Prepare MySQL9.2 Create a SQL schema for our project9.3 Learn about core database operations in MySQL9.4 Add authentication to our app – API and handlers9.5 Add authentication to our app – pages and templates9.6 Use resource pooling
Lesson 10: Development and Deployment I: Rolling our own.10.1 Deploy Node apps: Basic10.2 Deploy Node apps: Ninja (Unix-like)10.3 Deploy Node apps: Ninja (Windows)10.4 Fully take advantage of multi-processor servers on deployment10.5 Support sessions on multiple servers with memcached.10.6 Implement virtual hosting – Express10.7 Implement virtual hosting – proxy servers10.8 Secure your projects with HTTPS – Express10.9 Secure your projects with HTTPS – proxy servers10.10 Develop for multiple platforms
Lesson 11: Development and Deployment II: Working with Heroku and Azure11.1 Sign up With Heroku11.2 Tailor your app for Heroku11.3 Deploy your app to Heroku11.4 Monitor your running app on Heroku11.5 Get started with Microsoft Azure11.6. Tailor your app for Azure11.7 Deploy your app to Azure11.8 Monitor and scale you running app on Azure
Lesson 12: Command-Line Programming and Scripting12.1 Run command-line scripts (Unix-like)12.2 Run command-line scripts (Windows)12.3 Use synchronous file APIs12.4 Understand the basics of stdin/stdout12.5 Launch processes with the “exec” function12.6 Launch processes with the “spawn” function
Lesson 13: Testing13.1 Explore some testing framework options and install nodeunit13.2 Write your first nodeunit tests13.3 Handle asynchronous programming in your tests13.4 WRite blackbox tests for your API server

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