Synopses & Reviews
This short book provides readers with a fun, breezy and yet practical introduction to Node.js, a language designed from the ground up for writing real time, scalable Internet applications. It's not intended to be a comprehensive guide or an in-depth programming tutorial, but will give you a good grounding in the language, outline what you need to get going, including installing all necessary software, and give you the confidence to start experimenting on your own.
The book should be built around a real-life example project: a stock market price monitoring application. It's a fun and easily understandable project that is used to demonstrate the concepts outlined in the book in a practical way.
This is a clear, approachable and very easy-to-follow book that will get you to to speed with Node.js in no time.
Read this book and, in a weekend, youll 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.
About the Author
Don Nguyen's background is in building real time trading systems to analyze every single transaction for multiple markets spanning many years. Applications had to be fast, scalable and fault tolerant. These are exactly the same principles that need to be applied to modern day web applications.