Building web apps with Node.js

About the author

Born in Kolkata, India in 1977, Piyas De made a headstrong effort to learn, develop, deliver, teach and share his knowledge on different type of software languages and technologies especially on Java/J2EE and related open source technologies.

Being A Sun Microsystems Certified Enterprise Architect with more than 10 long years of professional IT experience in various areas such as Architecture Definition, Define Enterprise Application, Client-server / e-business solutions, he possess hands on experience to handle a wide range of database ranging from PostGreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle to Sybase, MySQL and NoSQL databases like MongoDB.

Node.js is an exciting software platform for building scalable server-side and networking applications. Node.js applications are written in JavaScript, and can be run within the Node.js runtime on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux with no changes.

Node.js applications are designed to maximize throughput and efficiency, using non-blocking I/O and asynchronous events. Node.js applications run single-threaded, although Node.js uses multiple threads for file and network events.

In this book, you will get introduced to Node.js. You will learn how to install, configure and run the server and how to load various modules. Additionally, you will build a sample application from scratch and also get your hands dirty with Node.js command line programming.


Building web apps with Node.js includes:

  1. Node.js Installation Tutorial
  2. Getting Started with Node.js
  3. Modules and Buffers
  4. Full application example
  5. Express tutorial
  6. Command line programming
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