Synopses & Reviews
- Understand Node's event-loop architecture, non-blocking I/O, and event-driven programming
- Discover how Node supports a variety of database and data storage tools
- Learn best practices for writing easy-to-maintain code for Node
- Get concrete examples of how to use the various Node APIs in practice
- Take advantage of the books complete API reference
About the Author
Tom Hughes-Croucher is a developer and technology evangelist. Hes worked for and with numerous well known brands, including Yahoo!, NASA, Tesco, Three Telecom, and UK Channel 4. Tom has contributed to a number of web standards for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the British Standards Institute (BSI).
Mike has had the privilege of working with some of the largest and most influential brands in the world, including Disney, Microsoft and McDonalds. He has years of web development experience, designing and building everything from small business sites to large MMO server clusters hosting millions of players.In his free time Mike maintains his personal blog (http://www.alwaysgetbetter.com) and contributes to forums and experiments with emerging frameworks and software. Mike lives in Vancouver with his wife and their three children.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Ryan Dahl; Foreword by Brendan Eich; Preface; Introduction; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; Safari® Books Online; How to Contact Us; Acknowledgments; Up and Running; Chapter 1: A Very Brief Introduction to Node.js; 1.1 Installing Node.js; 1.2 First Steps in Code; 1.3 Why Node?; Chapter 2: Doing Interesting Things; 2.1 Building a Chat Server; 2.2 Let's Build Twitter; Chapter 3: Building Robust Node Applications; 3.1 The Event Loop; 3.2 Patterns; 3.3 Writing Code for Production; Deep Dive and API Reference; Chapter 4: Core APIs; 4.1 Events; 4.2 HTTP; 4.3 I/O; Chapter 5: Helper APIs; 5.1 DNS; 5.2 Crypto; 5.3 Processes; 5.4 Testing Through assert; 5.5 VM; Chapter 6: Data Access; 6.1 NoSQL and Document Stores; 6.2 Relational Databases; 6.3 Connection Pooling; 6.4 MQ Protocols; Chapter 7: Important External Modules; 7.1 Express; 7.2 Socket.IO; Chapter 8: Extending Node; 8.1 Modules; 8.2 Package Manager; 8.3 Add-ons; Glossary; Colophon;