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Introduction to Node.js

Course Summary

In this course we begin with Node's background, concepts and strategies for writing asynchronous code. We then examine Node's module system, including built-in modules, application modularization as well as the NPM third party module registry. From there


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    Course Syllabus

    ● Getting Started with Node.js
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Node.js Background
        ◦ Getting Node.js
        ◦ Demo: Installing Node on Linux with NVM
        ◦ Demo: Developing for Node with Cloud9 IDE
        ◦ Node's Event Loop
        ◦ Node Conventions for Writing Asychronous Code
        ◦ Demo: Writing Asychronous Code in Node.js
        ◦ The "Christmas Tree" Problem, Conclusion
    ● Modules, require() and NPM
        ◦ Introduction, Accessing Built-in Modules
        ◦ Demo: Accessing Built-in Modules
        ◦ Using require() to Modularize Your Application
        ◦ Demo: Accessing Application Files with require()
        ◦ Finding 3rd Party Modules via NPM
        ◦ Demo: Installing and Using 3rd Party Modules
        ◦ Publishing Your Own Module, Conclusion
    ● Events and Streams
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Events and the EventEmitter class
        ◦ Demo: Returning an EventEmitter from a function
        ◦ Demo: Inheriting from EventEmitter
        ◦ Readable and Writable Streams, the Pipe function
        ◦ Demo: Readable and Writable Streams
        ◦ Demo: Piping Between Streams
        ◦ Conclusion
    ● Accessing the Local System
        ◦ Introduction, The Process Object
        ◦ Demo: The Process object
        ◦ Interacting with the File System
        ◦ Demo: Interacting with the File System
        ◦ What is a Buffer?
        ◦ Demo: Buffers
        ◦ The OS Module, Conclusion
    ● Interacting with the Web
        ◦ Introduction, Making Web Requests in Node
        ◦ Demo: Making Web Requests in Node
        ◦ Building a Web Server in Node
        ◦ Demo: Building a Web Server in Node
        ◦ Realtime Interaction with Socket.IO
        ◦ Demo: Socket.IO
        ◦ Conclusion
    ● Testing and Debugging
        ◦ Introduction, The Assert Module
        ◦ Demo: The Assert Module
        ◦ Testing with Mocha and Should.js
        ◦ Demo: Mocha and Should.js
        ◦ Debugging with the Cloud9 IDE
        ◦ Demo: Debugging with the Cloud9 IDE and Chrome
        ◦ Conclusion
    ● Scaling Your Node Application
        ◦ Introduction, The Child Process Module
        ◦ Demo: The "exec" function
        ◦ Demo: The "spawn" function
        ◦ Demo: The "fork" function
        ◦ Scaling with Node's Cluster Module
        ◦ Demo: Building a Clustered Web Server
        ◦ Conclusion

     


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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