Aimed at developers with practical knowledge of JavaScript and the basics of Node.js, presents examples and techniques for implementing Node in production, covering such topics as event-based programming, streams, integrating external applications, and deployment.
Summary Node.js in Action, Second Edition is a thoroughly revised book based on the best-selling first edition. It starts at square one and guides you through all the features, techniques, and concepts you'll need to build production-quality Node applications. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology You already know JavaScript. The trick to mastering Node.js is learning how to build applications that fully exploit its powerful asynchronous event handling and non-blocking I/O features. The Node server radically simplifies event-driven real-time apps like chat, games, and live data analytics, and with its incredibly rich ecosystem of modules, tools, and libraries, it's hard to beat! About the Book Based on the bestselling first edition, Node.js in Action, Second Edition is a completely new book. Packed with practical examples, it teaches you how to create high-performance web servers using JavaScript and Node. You'll master key design concepts such as asynchronous programming, state management, and event-driven programming. And you'll learn to put together MVC servers using Express and Connect, design web APIs, and set up the perfect production environment to build, lint, and test. What's Inside Mastering non-blocking I/O The Node event loop Testing and deploying Web application templating About the Reader Written for web developers with intermediate JavaScript skills. About the Authors The Second Edition author team includes Node masters Alex Young, Bradley Meck, Mike Cantelon, and Tim Oxley, along with original authors Marc Harter, T.J. Holowaychuk, and Nathan Rajlich. Table of contents PART 1 - WELCOME TO NODE Welcome to Node.js Node programming fundamentals What is a Node web application? PART 2 - WEB DEVELOPMENT WITH NODE Front-end build systems Server-side frameworks Connect and Express in depth Web application templating Storing application data Testing Node applications Deploying Node applications and maintaining uptime PART 3 - BEYOND WEB DEVELOPMENT Writing command-line applications Conquering the desktop with Electron
Since it’s creation in 2009, Node.js has grown into a powerful and increasingly popular asynchronous-development framework for creating highly-scalable network applications using JavaScript. Respected companies such as Dow Jones and LinkedIn are among the many organizations to have seen Node’s potential and adopted it into their businesses. Pro Node.js for Developers provides a comprehensive guide to this exciting new technology. We introduce you to Node – what it is, why it matters and how to set it up – before diving deeply into the key concepts and APIs that underpin its operation. Building upon your existing JavaScript skills you’ll be shown how to use Node.js to build both Web- and Network-based applications, to deal with data sources, capture events and deal with child processes to create robust applications that will work well in a wide range of circumstances. Once you've mastered these skills we’ll go further, teaching you more advanced software engineering skills that will give your code a professional edge. You’ll learn how to create easily reusable modules that will save you time through code reuse, to log and debug your applications quickly and effectively and to write code that will scale easily and reliably as the demand for your application grows.
Learn to build fast and scalable software in JavaScript with Node.js Node.js is a powerful and popular new framework for writing scalable network programs using JavaScript. This no nonsense book begins with an overview of Node.js and then quickly dives into the code, core concepts, and APIs. In-depth coverage pares down the essentials to cover debugging, unit testing, and flow control so that you can start building and testing your own modules right away. Covers node and asynchronous programming main concepts Addresses the basics: modules, buffers, events, and timers Explores streams, file systems, networking, and automated unit testing Goes beyond the basics, and shares techniques and tools for debugging, unit testing, and flow control If you already know JavaScript and are curious about the power of Node.js, then this is the ideal book for you.
Get the best out of Node.js by mastering its most powerful components and patterns to create modular and scalable applications with ease About This Book Create reusable patterns and modules by leveraging the new features of Node.js . Understand the asynchronous single thread design of node and grasp all its features and patterns to take advantage of various functions. This unique guide will help you get the most out of Node.js and its ecosystem. Who This Book Is For The book is meant for developers and software architects with a basic working knowledge of JavaScript who are interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of how to design and develop enterprise-level Node.js applications. Basic knowledge of Node.js is also helpful to get the most out of this book. What You Will Learn Design and implement a series of server-side JavaScript patterns so you understand why and when to apply them in different use case scenarios Become comfortable with writing asynchronous code by leveraging constructs such as callbacks, promises, generators and the async-await syntax Identify the most important concerns and apply unique tricks to achieve higher scalability and modularity in your Node.js application Untangle your modules by organizing and connecting them coherently Reuse well-known techniques to solve common design and coding issues Explore the latest trends in Universal JavaScript, learn how to write code that runs on both Node.js and the browser and leverage React and its ecosystem to implement universal applications In Detail Node.js is a massively popular software platform that lets you use JavaScript to easily create scalable server-side applications. It allows you to create efficient code, enabling a more sustainable way of writing software made of only one language across the full stack, along with extreme levels of reusability, pragmatism, simplicity, and collaboration. Node.js is revolutionizing the web and the way people and companies create their software. In this book, we will take you on a journey across various ideas and components, and the challenges you would commonly encounter while designing and developing software using the Node.js platform. You will also discover the "Node.js way" of dealing with design and coding decisions. The book kicks off by exploring the basics of Node.js describing it's asynchronous single-threaded architecture and the main design patterns. It then shows you how to master the asynchronous control flow patterns,and the stream component and it culminates into a detailed list of Node.js implementations of the most common design patterns as well as some specific design patterns that are exclusive to the Node.js world.Lastly, it dives into more advanced concepts such as Universal Javascript, and scalability' and it's meant to conclude the journey by giving the reader all the necessary concepts to be able to build an enterprise grade application using Node.js. Style and approach This book takes its intended readers through a comprehensive explanation to create a scalable and efficient real-time server-side apps.
"Node: Up and Running" shows users how Node scales up to support large numbers of simultaneous connections across multiple servers, and scales down to create one-off applications with minimal infrastructure.
Practical Node.js is your step-by-step guide to learning how to build a wide range of scalable real-world web applications using a professional development toolkit. Node.js is an innovative and highly efficient platform for creating web services. But Node.js doesn't live in a vacuum! In a modern web development, many different components need to be put together — routing, database driver, ORM, session management, OAuth, HTML template engine, CSS compiler and many more. If you already know the basics of Node.js, now is the time to discover how to bring it to production level by leveraging its vast ecosystem of packages. As a web developer, you'll work with a varied collection of standards and frameworks - Practical Node.js shows you how all those pieces fit together. Practical Node.js takes you from installing all the necessary modules to writing full-stack web applications by harnessing the power of the Express.js and Hapi frameworks, the MongoDB database with Mongoskin and Mongoose, Jade and Handlebars template engines, Stylus and LESS CSS languages, OAuth and Everyauth libraries, and the Socket.IO and Derby libraries, and everything in between. The book also covers how to deploy to Heroku and AWS, daemonize apps, and write REST APIs. You'll build full-stack real-world Node.js apps from scratch, and also discover how to write your own Node.js modules and publish them on NPM. You already know what Node.js is; now learn what you can do with it and how far you can take it!
This book contains an extensive set of practical examples and an easy-to-follow approach to creating 3D objects.This book is great for anyone who already knows JavaScript and who wants to start creating 3D graphics that run in any browser. You don’t need to know anything about advanced math or WebGL; all that is needed is a general knowledge of JavaScript and HTML. The required materials and examples can be freely downloaded and all tools used in this book are open source.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Learning Node.js brings together the knowledge and JavaScript code needed to build master the Node.js platform and build server-side applications with extraordinary speed and scalability. You’ll start by installing and running Node.js, understanding the extensions it uses, and quickly writing your first app. Next, building on the basics, you’ll write more capable application servers and extend them with today’s most powerful Node.js tools and modules. Finally, you’ll discover today’s best practices for testing, running Node.js code on production servers, and writing command-line utilities. Throughout the book, author Marc Wandschneider teaches by walking the reader line-by-line through carefully crafted examples, demonstrating proven techniques for creating highly efficient applications and servers. 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 If you're a developer who wants to build server-side web applications with Node.js, Learning Node.js is your fatest route to success. Build Node.js solutions that leverage current JavaScript skills Master Node.js nonblocking IO and async programming Handle more requests and increase an application’s flexibility Use and write modules Perform common JSON/web server tasks Use browsers to generate pages on the fly via Ajax calls and template libraries Simplify development with the Express framework Create database back-ends using popular NoSQL and relational databases Deploy and run Node.js apps on Unix/macOS or Windows servers Deploy apps to Heroku and Microsoft Azure Support virtual hosts and SSL/HTTPS security Test Node.js programs that mix synchronous, async, and RESTful server API functionality
Solve practical real-world problems using JavaScript and Node.js About This Book Learn the concepts of Node.js to gain a high-level understanding of the Node.js execution model Build an interactive web application with MongoDB and Redis and create your own JavaScript modules that work both on the client side and server side Familiarize yourself with the new features of Node.js and JavaScript with this exclusive step-by-step guide Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who want to learn JavaScript and Node.js. Previous experience with programming is desired, but no JavaScript or Node.js knowledge is required. The book focuses mostly on web development, such as networking, serving dynamic pages, and real-time client-server communication. What You Will Learn Understand which problems Node.js best solves Write idiomatic JavaScript and Node.js code Build web applications and command-line tools Minimise complexity and efficiently solve difficult problems Test and deploy Node.js applications Work with persistent data Implement real-time client-server applications Integrate .NET and Node.js code In Detail Node.js is an open source, cross-platform runtime environment that allows you to use JavaScript to develop server-side web applications. This short guide will help you develop applications using JavaScript and Node.js, leverage your existing programming skills from .NET or Java, and make the most of these other platforms through understanding the Node.js programming model. You will learn how to build web applications and APIs in Node, discover packages in the Node.js ecosystem, test and deploy your Node.js code, and more. Finally, you will discover how to integrate Node.js and .NET code. Style and approach This is a step-by-step and practical guide to Node.js for .Net developers. It covers the fundamentals relating to typical applications. The focus is on providing the practical skills required to develop applications, with a summary of the key concepts covered.
Node.js is the platform of choice for creating modern web services. This fast-paced book gets you up to speed on server-side programming with Node.js 8, as you develop real programs that are small, fast, low-profile, and useful. Take JavaScript beyond the browser, explore dynamic language features, and embrace evented programming.Harness the power of the event loop and non-blocking I/O to create highly parallel microservices and applications. This expanded and updated second edition showcases the latest ECMAScript features, current best practices, and modern development techniques. JavaScript is the backbone of the modern web, powering nearly every web app's user interface. Node.js is JavaScript for the server. This greatly expanded second edition introduces new language features while dramatically increasing coverage of core topics. Each hands-on chapter offers progressively more challenging topics and techniques, broadening your skill set and enabling you to think in Node.js. Write asynchronous, non-blocking code using Node.js's style and patterns. Cluster and load balance services with Node.js core features and third-party tools. Harness the power of databases such as Elasticsearch and Redis. Work with many protocols, create RESTful web services, TCP socket clients and servers, and more. Test your code's functionality with Mocha, and manage its life cycle with npm. Discover how Node.js pairs a server-side event loop with a JavaScript runtime to produce screaming fast, non-blocking concurrency. Through a series of practical programming domains, use the latest available ECMAScript features and harness key Node.js classes and popular modules. Create rich command-line tools and a web-based UI using modern web development techniques. Join the smart and diverse community that's rapidly advancing the state of the art in JavaScript development. What You Need: Node.js 8.x Operating system with bash-like shell OMQ (pronounced "Zero-M-Q") library, version 3.2 or higher Elasticsearch version 5.0 or higher jq version 1.5 or higher Redis version 3.2 or higher
Node.js is changing the way web apps are built. As Node.js apps are written in JavaScript, you can quickly and simply use your front-end skills to develop staggeringly fast, scalable real-time web applications. Read this book and, in a weekend, you’ll learn how to: Develop a complete working Node.js application - from start-to-finish Deploy your new application to a production server Scale your projects quickly and cheaply PLUS discover how to use Twitter Bootstrap, MongoDB and Back-bone.js to create fancy web apps, extend their storage, and dy-namically update them.
How can we build bridges from the digital world of the Internet to the analog world that surrounds us? By bringing accessibility to embedded components such as sensors and microcontrollers, JavaScript and Node.js might shape the world of physical computing as they did for web browsers. This practical guide shows hardware and software engineers, makers, and web developers how to talk in JavaScript with a variety of hardware platforms. Authors Patrick Mulder and Kelsey Breseman also delve into the basics of microcontrollers, single-board computers, and other hardware components. Use JavaScript to program microcontrollers with Arduino and Espruino Prototype IoT devices with the Tessel 2 development platform Learn about electronic input and output components, including sensors Connect microcontrollers to the Internet with the Particle Photon toolchain Run Node.js on single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi and Intel Edison Talk to embedded devices with Node.js libraries such as Johnny-Five, and remotely control the devices with Bluetooth Use MQTT as a message broker to connect devices across networks Explore ways to use robots as building blocks for shared experiences
A straightforward, practical guide containing step-by-step tutorials that will push your Node.js programming skills to the next level. If you are a web developer with experience in writing client-side JavaScript and want to discover the fascinating world of Node.js to develop fast and efficient web and desktop applications, then this book is for you.
Build scalable, high-traffic websites and web applications with Node.js For many .NET programmers, Node.js represents a new way to build high-traffic websites and applications. Now there’s a practical, concise introduction to Node.js specifically for Microsoft developers. David Gaynes guides you through the entire Node.js development process. Using Microsoft Visual Studio examples, he addresses everything from setting up servers and authorization through delivering rich CSS pages packed with graphics and data-driven content. Gaynes clearly explains Node.js’s async model, coding approach, request/response paradigm, site structure, data management, security, and more. This quick guide will help you apply your hard-won .NET skills to Node.js. Expert guidance showing you how to: Choose, organize, and configure the tools you need to build Node.js solutions in Visual Studio Apply JavaScript coding practices that help you avoid problems in Node.js Work with callback functions and the Node.js asynchronous programming model Set up a Node.js project and use what you know about MVVM and MVC patterns Control the entire Node.js request/response life cycle Establish site structure, routes, and access to static resources Manage data through caching, forms, IO techniques, and file uploads Integrate data from Microsoft SQL Server and other databases Use Passport to integrate simple, flexible authentication
Learn how to build scalable APIs using the Node.js platform and ES6 (EcmaScript 2015) with this quick, informative guide. Developing systems for the wide range of devices available in the modern world requires the construction of APIs designed to work only with data in a centralized manner, allowing client-side applications to be developed separately and have a unique interface for the final user. Node.js has proven itself to be an excellent platform for building REST APIs because of its single-thread architecture. It has a low learning curve and can be understood by anyone who has a basic understanding of the JavaScript language. Use Building APIs with Node.js today to understand how Node.js APIs work, and how you can build your own. What You Will Learn Build scalable APIs using the Node.js platform Use ES6, Express, Passport, ApiDoc, Mocha, Helmet and more Integrate an SQL database through Sequelize.js and build a single page application using Vanilla.js Who This Book Is For Ideal for developers who have a basic understanding of JavaScript and Node.js.
The Comprehensive Book on Express.js The in-depth, detailed, hand-on manual on Express.js, the most popular Node.js framework. Will get you up and running fast and save you time. Understand the concepts, learn the best practices. Become an Express.js expert today. Express.js API reference, quick start guides, 20+ meticulously explained examples and tutorials -- over 270 pages with more than 60 illustrations. Quick Start The Interface TIps and Tricks Tutorials and Examples Why Express.js is the most popular Node.js web framework yet. As of this writing (September of 2013), there are no books that are solely dedicated to it. Its official website has bits of insights for advanced Node.js programmers. However, I found that many people -- including those who go through HackReactor7 program and come to my Node.js classes at General Assembly and pariSOMA -- are interested in a comprehensive resource. The one that would cover all the different components of Express.js work together in a real production-like application. The goal of Express.js Guide is to become such resource. What This Book is Express.js Guide is a concise book on one particular library. This book contains Express.js API 3.3.58 description, the best practices on code organization and patterns, real-world examples of web apps. The topics include but not limited to middleware, command-line interface and scaffolding, ren- dering templates, extracting params from dynamic URLs, parsing payloads and cookies, managing authentication with sessions, error handling and prepping apps for production. For more details and for what exactly the book covers, please refer to the Table of Contents. What This Book is Not This book is not an introduction to Node.js, nor is it a book that covers all aspects of building a modern day web application, e.g., websockets, databases and (of course) front-end development. Keep in mind that readers also won't find in Express.js Guide a resource for learning programming and/or JavaScript fundamentals. You might want to take a look at Rapid Prototyping with JS9 for the introduction to Node.js, MongoDB and front-end development with Backbone.js. In the real-world and especially in Node.js development, due to its modularized philosophy, we seldom use just a single framework. In the book, we have tried to stick only to Express.js and leave everything else out as much as possible, without compromising the usefulness of examples. Therefore, we intentionally left out some important chunks of web developments, for example databases, authentication and testing. Although these elements are present in tutorials and examples, they're not explained in detail. For those materials, you could check books in the Related Reading and Resources section at the end of the book. Who This Book is For This book is for people fluent in programming and front-end JavaScript. In addition, to get the most benefits, readers must be familiar with basic Node.js concepts like process and global, and know core modules, including streams, clusters and buffer type. If you're thinking of starting a Node.js app, or of rewriting an existing one, and your weapon of choice is Express.js -- this guide is for you! It will answer most of your "how" and "why" questions.
Node.js is white hot, powering the server side of major web apps from Walmart, PayPal, and Netflix. While super-powerful, raw Node can be complex and awkward. Express.js is a web application framework for Node that organizes server-side JavaScript into testable, maintainable modules. It provides a powerful set of features to efficiently manage routes, requests, and views, along with beautiful boilerplate for web applications. Lightweight, fast, and unobtrusive, Express helps harness Node's raw power so developers can concentrate on what the application does instead of managing the nit-picky technical details. Express in Action is a carefully designed tutorial that teaches developers how to build web applications using Node and Express. It starts by introducing Node's unique characteristics and then shows how they map to the features of Express. With a clear vision of how an Express application looks, readers can systematically explore key development techniques, meet the rich ecosystem of companion tools and libraries, and even get a glimpse into its inner workings. After just a few chapters, they'll be able to build a simple Node app. By the end of the book, they'll know how to test it, hook it up to a database, and even automate the dev process. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Learn how to institute Reactive Programming (RP) for your back-end development with Node.js. Up to now, RP has most often been used in front-end development, but with its cutting-edge approach you can also transform your back-end programming. Reactive Programming with Node.js will show you the paradigms of RP, why you should use it, and the variations available to you. You will learn how to use the main libraries necessary to provide an enhanced development experience in Node.js, including RxJS, Bacon.js, Kefir.js, and Highland.js. You will also create a custom library that provides a variety of key features, and learn how to scale up a system developed using RP in Node.js. Ideal for back-end developers with knowledge of Node.js or JavaScript, this book enables you to get up and running with RP in Node.js, and revolutionize your back-end development. What You'll Learn: Review the variations of Reactive programming Use the main libraries that provide this type of development experience in Node.js Create a custom library Scale up a system developed using RP in Node.js Who This Book Is For: Any back-end developers who understand Node.js or are advanced enough to pick up the basics. Ideal for developers who have an interest in learning about this different programming paradigm that's being used more and more every day.
Take your web development skills from browser to server with Node—and learn how to write fast, highly scalable network applications on this JavaScript-based platform. Updated for the latest Node Long Term Support (LTS) and Node Current (6.0) releases, this hands-on edition helps you master Node’s core fundamentals and gain experience with several built-in and contributed modules. Get up to speed on Node’s event-driven, asynchronous I/O model for developing data-intensive applications that are frequently accessed but computationally simple. If you’re comfortable working with JavaScript, this book provides many programming and deployment examples to help you take advantage of server-side development with Node. Explore the frameworks and functionality for full-stack Node development Dive into Node’s module system and package management support Test your application or module code on the fly with Node’s REPL console Use core Node modules to build web applications and an HTTP server Learn Node’s support for networks, security, and sockets Access operating system functionality with child processes Learn tools and techniques for Node development and production Use Node in microcontrollers, microcomputers, and the Internet of Things

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