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Oct 18, 2019
1h 26m
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Reading and writing files are powerful features in Node.js but used less frequently. In this course, Managing Files with Node.js, you’ll learn foundational knowledge to efficiently read and write files with Node.js in practice. First, you’ll explore reading files asynchronously and synchronously. Next, you’ll discover how to effectively write files. Finally, you’ll learn how and when to use streams for file manipulation. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of file manipulation needed to read and write files using Node.js.

About the author
About the author

Nate's first program was written in QBasic on an 8086 clone his dad built. Since then he's written applications in C++, .NET, and Node.js.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Nate Taylor, and welcome to my course Managing Files with Node.js. I am a solutions architect at Aviture in Omaha, Nebraska. Node makes it easy to open a file, read its contents, and use that data in a way that makes sense to your application. In addition to reading contents, Node's file system API also simplifies adding data to a file, such as appending data to a log file. This course is designed to quickly get you up to speed on the file system API. You'll be able to manipulate files right out of the gate. Some of the major topics that we will cover include reading files, writing files, and handling streams. By the end of this course, you'll know how to open, read from, and write to a file, and you'll know when to use streams instead of file manipulation. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with JavaScript, particularly Node.js. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn file manipulation with the Managing Files with Node.js course at Pluralsight.