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Node.js in Practice

Alex Young and Marc Harter
Foreword By Ben Noordhuis
  • December 2014
  • ISBN 9781617290930
  • 424 pages
  • printed in black & white
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An in-depth tour of Node.js

From the Foreword by Ben Noordhuis, Cofounder of StrongLoop, Inc.
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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.

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.

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 reader

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

about the author

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.

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