Node.js in Practice

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Node.js in Practice is a collection of fully tested examples that offer solutions to the common and not-so-common issues you face when you roll out Node. You'll dig into important topics like the ins and outs of event-based programming, how and why to use closures, how to structure applications to take advantage of end-to-end JavaScript apps, and more.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Book

You've decided to use Node.js for your next project and you need the skills to implement Node in production. It would be great to have Node experts Alex Young and Marc Harter at your side to help you tackle those day-to-day challenges. With this book, you can!

Node.js in Practice is a collection of 115 thoroughly tested examples and instantly useful techniques guaranteed to make any Node application go more smoothly. Following a common-sense Problem/Solution format, these experience-fueled techniques cover important topics like event-based programming, streams, integrating external applications, and deployment. The abundantly annotated code makes the examples easy to follow, and techniques are organized into logical clusters, so it's a snap to find what you're looking for.

Written for readers who have a practical knowledge of JavaScript and the basics of Node.js.

What's Inside

  • Common usage examples, from basic to advanced
  • Designing and writing modules
  • Testing and debugging Node apps
  • Integrating Node into existing systems

About the Authors

Alex Young is a seasoned JavaScript developer who blogs regularly at DailyJS. Marc Harter works daily on large-scale projects including high-availability real-time applications, streaming interfaces, and other data-intensive systems.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 NODE FUNDAMENTALS
  1. Getting started
  2. Globals: Node's environment
  3. Buffers: Working with bits, bytes, and encodings
  4. Events: Mastering EventEmitter and beyond
  5. Streams: Node's most powerful and misunderstood feature
  6. File system: Synchronous and asynchronous approaches
  7. Networking: Node's true "Hello, World"
  8. Child processes: Integrating external applications with Node
  9. PART 2 REAL-WORLD RECIPES
  10. The Web: Build leaner and meaner web applications
  11. Tests: The key to confident code
  12. Debugging: Designing for introspection and resolving issues
  13. Node in production: Deploying applications safely
  14. PART 3 WRITING MODULES
  15. Writing modules: Mastering what Node is all about

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