Learning Node.js: A Hands-on Guide to Building Web Applications in JavaScript

Learning Node.js: A Hands-on Guide to Building Web Applications in JavaScript

By: Marc Wandschneider (author)Paperback

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Learning Node.jsA Hands-On Guide to Building Web Applications in JavaScript Node.js makes it far easier to create fast, compact, and reliable web/network applications and web servers, and is rapidly becoming indispensable to modern web developers. Learning Node.js brings together the knowledge and JavaScript code you need 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 you line-by-line through carefully crafted examples, demonstrating proven techniques for creating highly efficient applications and servers. * Build Node.js solutions that leverage your current JavaScript skills* Master Node.js nonblocking IO and async programming* Handle more requests and increase your application's flexibility* Use and write your own 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/OS X or Windows servers* Take advantage of multiprocessor hardware* Support virtual hosts and SSL/HTTPS security* Test Node.js programs that mix synchronous, async, and RESTful server API functionality

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About Author

Marc Wandschneider co-founded Adylitica, a leading specialist in massively scalable web and mobile app design and development. He travels the globe, consulting as a lead manager for software projects and teams. A graduate of McGill University's School of Computer Science, he spent five years at Microsoft, developing and managing developers on the Visual Basic, Visual J++, and .NET Windows Forms teams.

Contents

Introduction PART I: LEARNING TO WALK Chapter 1 Getting Started Installing Node.js Running Node.js and "Hello World!" Your First Web Server Debugging Your Node.js Programs Staying Up-to-Date and Finding Help Chapter 2 A Closer Look at JavaScript Types Type Comparisons and Conversions Functions Language Constructs Classes, Prototypes, and Inheritance Errors and Exceptions Some Important Node.js Globals Chapter 3 Asynchronous Programming The Old Way of Doing Things The Node.js Way of Doing Things Error Handling and Asynchronous Functions Who Am I? Maintaining a Sense of Identity Being Polite-Learning to Give Up Control Synchronous Function CallsPART II: LEARNING TO RUN Chapter 4 Writing Simple Applications Your First JSON Server Node Pattern: Asynchronous Loops Learning to Juggle: Handling More Requests More on the Request and Response Objects Increased Flexibility: GET Params Modifying Things: POST DataChapter 5 Modules Writing Simple Modules npm: The Node Package Manager Consuming Modules Writing Modules A Module So Common It Should Be Built InChapter 6 Expanding Your Web Server Serving Static Content with Streams Assembling Content on the Client: Templates PART III: WRITING WEB APPLICATIONS Chapter 7 Building Web Applications with Express Installing Express Routing and Layers in Express REST API Design and Modules Additional Middleware Functionality Chapter 8 Databases I: NoSQL (MongoDB) Setting Up MongoDB Structuring Your Data for MongoDB Understanding the Basic Operations Updating Your Photo Albums App Recapping the App Structure Chapter 9 Databases II: SQL (MySQL) Getting Ready Creating a Schema for the Database Basic Database Operations Adding Authentication to the Application Resource Pooling PART IV: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF NODE.JS Chapter 10 Deployment and Development Deployment Multiprocessor Deployment: Using a Proxy Virtual Hosting Securing Your Projects with HTTPS/SSL Multiplatform Development Chapter 11 Command-Line Programming Running Command-Line Scripts Working with Files Synchronously Interacting with the User: stdin/stdout Working with Processes Chapter 12 Testing Choosing a Framework Writing Tests RESTful API Testing

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/06/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780321910578
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780321910578
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 0321910575

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