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Node Cookbook by David Mark Clements

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The principles of asynchronous event-driven programming are perfect for today's web, where efficient real-time applications and scalability are at the forefront. Server-side JavaScript has been around since the 90s but Node got it right. Node has also been used to create command-line apps as a build tool to generate client-side code, and even to control robots. It has been a major contributor in taking JavaScript from obscurity to ubiquity, unlocking the power of the language outside of the browser.

Node Cookbook Second Edition shows you how to transfer your JavaScript skills to server-side programming. With simple examples and supporting code, Node Cookbook talks you through various server-side scenarios, often saving you time, effort, and trouble by demonstrating best practices and showing you how to avoid security faux pas.

Beginning with making your own web server, recipes are designed to allow smooth progression through Node in order to help you design full web applications, command-line applications and Node modules.

Node Cookbook Second Edition takes you through interfacing with various database backends such as MySQL, MongoDB and Redis, working with WebSockets, and interfacing with network protocols like SMTP and DNS. There's also extensive coverage on using popular frameworks like Express 4 and Socket.IO, writing your own Node modules and different ways to take your apps live.

If you want to learn Node with a hands-on, practical approach, and you have a fair grasp of JavaScript basics (or at least a book on JavaScript), then Node Cookbook Second Edition is an ideal platform to start.


In Node Cookbook Second Edition, each chapter focuses on a different aspect of working with Node. Following a Cookbook structure, the recipes are written in an easy-to-understand language. Readers will find it easier to grasp even the complex recipes which are backed by lots of illustrations, tips, and hints.

Who this book is for

If you have some knowledge of JavaScript and want to build fast, efficient, scalable client-server solutions, then Node Cookbook Second Edition is for you. Knowledge of Node will be an advantage but is not required. Experienced users of Node will be able to improve their skills.

  • ISBN: 9781783280445 |
  • Hardcover: 379 pages |
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook