Node.js: Getting Started

by Samer Buna

The Node.js runtime powers back-end servers for big players like PayPal, Netflix, LinkedIn, and even NASA. This course will teach you the fundamentals of this very popular runtime and get you comfortable writing code for Node.

What you'll learn

Web and mobile applications depend on back-end services to host their various resources and do most of the heavy lifting. Creating these back-end services is often very difficult, but the Node.js runtime makes it easier and more fun. In this course, Node.js: Getting Started, you'll learn the basic skills you need to create scalable back-end services with Node.js. First, you'll explore the tools that come built-in with Node as well as some of the tools that are offered by the community. Next, you'll learn about package management, module dependencies, event-driven concurrency strategies, and how to write code to interface with the operating systems on servers. Finally, you'll discover the modern JavaScript features that you can use with Node.js today. When you're finished with this course, you'll be comfortable creating and executing code for Node.

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Course Overview
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About the author

Samer Buna is a polyglot coder with years of practical experience in designing, implementing, and testing software, including web and mobile applications development, API design, functional programming, optimization, system administration, databases, and scalability. Samer worked in several industries including real estate, government, education, and publications. Samer has also authored several technical books and online courses about Node.js, React.js, GraphQL, and Ruby on Rails. He is passion... more

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