Home > Store

Learning Node.js LiveLessons (Video Training), Downloadable Version

Learning Node.js LiveLessons (Video Training), Downloadable Version

Your browser doesn't support playback of this video. Please download the file to view it.

Downloadable Video

  • Your Price: $159.99
  • List Price: $199.99
  • About this video
  • Accessible from your Account page after purchase. Requires the free QuickTime Player software.

    Videos can be viewed on: Windows 8, Windows XP, Vista, 7, and all versions of Macintosh OS X including the iPad, and other platforms that support the industry standard h.264 video codec.

Register your product to gain access to bonus material or receive a coupon.


  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-91058-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-91058-5

11+ Hours of Video Instruction

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

Marc Wandschneider, Senior Developer Advocate at Google, 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. He then gives a quick refresher course on the JavaScript language and its new features. 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.

Table of Contents:


Lesson 1: Getting Started

Learning objectives
1.1 Install Node.js on Windows
1.2 Install Node.js on the Mac
1.3 Install Node.js on Linux
1.4 Write “Hello World!” in Node.js
1.5 Run your first web server
1.6 Use the Node.js debugger
1.7 Stay up to date and find the help you need

Lesson 2: A Closer Look at JavaScript
Learning objectives2.1 Use basic types
2.2 Use strings
2.3 Use objects
2.4 Use arrays
2.5 Make full use of functions
2.6 Use language constructs
2.7 Write classes with prototypes and inheritance
2.8 Use and handle errors
2.9 Work with two important Node.js globals

Lesson 3: Asynchronous Programming
Learning objectives

3.1 Compare synchronous and asynchronous programming
3.2 Mix error handling and asynchronous programming
3.3 Solve a new problem that arises in Node.js – losing your “this” reference
3.4 Yield control and improve responsiveness
3.5 Take a quick look at synchronous programming in Node.js

Lesson 4: Writing Applications

Learning objectives
4.1 Write your first JSON server

4.2 Combine loops and asynchronous programming
4.3 Support multiple request types in your server
4.4 Explore requests and responses
4.5 Add support for query (GET) parameters
4.6 Receive POST data

Lesson 5: Modules
Learning objectives

5.1 Write a simple module
5.2 Use npm – the node package manager
5.3 Write a more interesting module
5.4 Publish modules
5.5 Explore the async module, a vital component of our apps

Lesson 6: Expanding our Web Server
Learning objectives

6.1 Investigate Node.js streams
6.2 Serve static files from our server
6.3 Serve different file types with our server
6.4 Use HTML templates – the basics
6.5 Use HTML templates – the Mustache framework
6.6 Use HTML templates – bootstrapping the process with JavaScript
6.7 Use HTML templates – final assembly for the browser

Lesson 7: Building Web Applications Easier with Express
Learning objectives

7.1 Install express and write Hello World
7.2 Route requests
7.3 Update your app for routing
7.4 Understand REST API design
7.5 Factorize your code with modules
7.6 Explore Connect middleware
7.7 Clarify the importance of ordering in middleware
7.8 Replace static file handling in the app with middleware
7.9 Support POST data, cookies, and sessions
7.10 Upload files
7.11 Implement HTTP basic authentication

Lesson 8: Databases I - MongoDB and Node.js
Learning objectives

8.1 Set up and run MongoDB
8.2 Perform basic Mongo DB operations
8.3 Query collections with the “find” method
8.4 Update your photo app – setting everything up
8.5 Add new database operations to the app
8.6 Add new pages and templates to the app

Lesson 9: Databases II - MySQL
Learning objectives

9.1 Preparing MySQL
9.2 Create a SQL schema for our project
9.3 Learn about core database operations in MySQL
9.4 Add authentication to our app – API and handlers
9.5 Add authentication to our app – pages and templates
9.6 Use resource pooling
9.7 Secure your API with HTTP basic authentication

Lesson 10: Development and Deployment
Learning objectives

10.1 Deploy Node apps: Basic
10.2 Deploy Node apps: Ninja (Unix-like)
10.3 Deploy Node apps: Ninja (Windows)
10.4 Fully take advantage of multi-processor servers on deployment
10.5 Support sessions on multiple servers with memcached
10.6 Implement virtual hosting – Express
10.7 Implement virtual hosting – proxy servers
10.8 Secure your projects with HTTPS – Express
10.9 Secure your projects with HTTPS – proxy servers
10.10 Develop for multiple platforms

Lesson 11: Command-Line Programming
Learning objectives

11.1 Run command-line scripts (Unix-like)
11.2 Run command-line scripts (Windows)
11.3 Use synchronous file APIs
11.4 Understand the basics of stdin/stdout
11.5 Launch processes with the “exec” function
11.6 Launch processes with the “spawn” function

Lesson 12: Testing
Learning objectives

12.1 Explore some testing framework options and install nodeunit
12.2 Write your first nodeunit tests
12.3 Handle asynchronous programming in your tests
12.4 Test RESTful APIs


LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more.  View all LiveLessons on InformIT at http://www.informit.com/imprint/series_detail.aspx?ser=2185116


Submit Errata

More Information

Unlimited one-month access with your purchase
Free Safari Membership