Node.js in Motion
PJ Evans
  • Course duration: 2h 47m
    Estimated full duration: 6h 15m
  • MEAP began November 2017
  • Publication in March 2018 (estimated)

Very good, very appropriate for the beginner audience.

Tanya Wilke

See it. Do it. Learn it! Node in Motion introduces you to the amazing world of server-side JavaScript through high-quality video-based lessons and built-in exercises, so you can put what you learn into practice.

Node in Motion is a fast-paced, practical video course designed to get you up to speed quickly on every aspect of Node. Following the expert and friendly guidance of PJ Evans, you'll master the key concepts like non-blocking JavaScript, asynchronous functions, using packages from the Node Package Manager (NPM), talking to the Internet, writing Web applications, interfacing with databases, and deploying your application. Everything you need to be a successful Node developer is covered in this great video course.

Table of Contents detailed table of contents



What Are We Going to Learn?

Key concepts of Node.js

Node Modules: Part One

Node Modules: Part Two

Tools and Conventions


Node on the Command Line

Input and Output with Node

Introducing the File API

The File API in Practice

Message of the Day

Creating Your Own Modules

Talking to the Internet

Using the Request Module

Promises and Async:Await

Building Web Applications with Node

A Simple Web Server

A First Web Application

Express - The Web Application Framework

Express Gets Clever

Hello, Web App!


Key Concepts

Accessing SQL Databases

An Easier Life with Sequalize


A Database-driven "Hello World!"

Building Better Web Apps with Express

Model View Controller Explained

Implementing MVC in Our App

Sending Email

Using AJAX



The Real-time Web

Introducing Socket.IO

Creating a Simple User Status Feature

More with Socket.IO

Node in the Real World


Keeping it Running

Version Control

Writing a Node Module

Going Forward


The Command Line for the Terrified

Installing Node.JS

About the subject

Node.js has become required knowledge for web developers. It's never been easier to go from front-end developer to full-stack engineer, since with Node you can stay with JavaScript all the way down. Node is great for backend APIs and it's also a solid choice for building microservices and server-side utilities. Node's rich ecosystem of pre-built packages and libraries provides the tools you need to be super-productive right out of the gate.


If you know your way around JavaScript, you're ready to start learning Node!

What you will learn

  • Working with asynchronous functions, with callbacks and Promises
  • Using packages from the Node Package Manager (NPM)
  • Building command line programs using Node.js
  • Using Express.js to scaffold a Web Application
  • Interacting with SQL and other databases
  • Using WebSockets for real-time communication
  • Tips and tricks for deploying Node.js applications to production

About the instructor

PJ Evans has been an enthusiastic coder since 1981. One of his applications, an online collaborative suite, is used by an estimated 150,000 users daily.

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Easy to follow tutorial with engaging commentary.

Kiran Anantha

A very informative course with helpful code examples, easy-to-follow walkthroughs of logic behind NodeJS, and a good pace to keep you engaged but able to follow along.

Jack Masterson