Synopses & Reviews
Node.js in Action is an example-driven tutorial that starts at square one and guides you through all the features, techniques, and concepts you'll need to build production-quality Node applications. You'll start by learning how to set up your Node development environment, including loading the community-created extensions. Next, you'll run several simple demonstration programs where you'll learn the basics of a few common types of Node applications. Then you'll dive into asynchronous programming, a model Node leverages to lessen application bottlenecks.
About this Book
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
- Set up Node and extensions
- Grok asynchronous programming and the event loop
- Examples including microblogging, IM, games, and more
About the Authors
As skilled practitioners, expert teachers and trainers, and contributors to the core framework, authors Mike Cantelon, Marc Harter, T.J. Holowaychuk, and Nathan Rajlich represent the best of the Node.js development community.
Table of Contents
PART 1 NODE FUNDAMENTALS
- Welcome to Node.js
- Building a multiroom chat application
- Node programming fundamentals
PART 2 WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT WITH NODE
- Building Node web applications
- Storing Node application data
- Connect's built-in middleware
- Advanced Express
- Testing Node applications
- Web application templating
PART 3 GOING FURTHER WITH NODE
- Deploying Node applications and maintaining uptime
- Beyond web servers
- The Node ecosystem
Node.js in Action is an example-driven tutorial that starts at square one and goes through all the features, techniques, and concepts needed to build production-quality Node applications. First it shows how to set up a Node development environment and the community-created extensions. Then it runs through some simple demonstration programs and introduces asynchronous programming, a requirement for real-time applications such as chat, online games, and live statistics. It also shows how to create serious web applications using Node's HTTP API and introduces community frameworks that make web development easier and faster.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
About the Author
is a web programmer with 10 years of experience in bespoke and product-oriented web application development
T.J. Holowaychuk is a prolific open-source engineer who has backed Node since its infancy. He has also authored many robust Node.js modules, including the popular Express web framework, Cluster, Stylus, and Jade, among many others.
Nathan Rajlich is an active Node developer who has been working with Node since its early days. He has authored an impressive collection of Node modules including NodObjC and maintains a port of Node that runs on Apple's iOS.