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Node.js the Right Way: Practical, Server-Side JavaScript That Scales [Paperback]

Jim R. Wilson

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5 Dec 2013 1937785734 978-1937785734 1

Get to the forefront of server-side JavaScript programming by writing compact, robust, fast, networked Node applications that scale. Ready to take JavaScript beyond the browser, explore dynamic languages features and embrace evented programming? Explore the fun, growing repository of Node modules provided by npm. Work with multiple protocols, load-balanced RESTful web services, express, 0MQ, Redis, CouchDB, and more. Develop production-grade Node applications fast.

JavaScript is the backbone of the modern web, powering nearly every web app's user interface. Node.js is JavaScript for the server. This book shows you how to develop small, fast, low-profile, useful, networked applications. You'll write asynchronous, non-blocking code using Node's style and patterns. You'll cluster and load balance your services with Node core features and third-party tools. You'll work with many protocols, creating RESTful web services, TCP socket clients and servers, and more.

This short book packs a hefty dose of Node.js. You'll test your code's functionality and performance under load. You'll learn important aspects of Node development--from its architecture and core, to its ecosystem of third-party modules. You'll discover how Node pairs a server-side event loop with a JavaScript runtime to produce screaming fast, non-blocking concurrency. Through a series of practical programming domains, you'll use the latest available ECMAScript Harmony features and harness key Node classes such as EventEmitter and Stream. Throughout the book, you'll develop real programs that are small, fast, low-profile, and useful.

Get ready to join a smart community that's rapidly advancing the state of the art in web development.

What You Need:

Latest stable release of Node.js, this book was written with 0.12.x in mind. The 0MQ (ZeroMQ) library, version 3.2 or higher.


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""Node.js the Right Way"" really is the right way to get a fast start with modern serverside JavaScript programming. It goes far beyond the basic mechanics of JavaScript and Node and shows you what really goes into making a quality server-side application.""--Allen Wirfs-Brock, Project editor, ECMAScript Language Specification""If you're just getting started with Node, skip everything else--this is the only book you'll need.""--Rick Waldron, Software Engineer, Boucoup, LLC""Finally, a book that teaches that Node.js is much more than a bare-bones webscale application server for hipsters.""--Eric Redmond, Coauthor of Seven Databases in Seven Weeks

About the Author

Jim R. Wilson is a principal software engineer at Brightcove. He's contributed to several open-source projects including corridor, HBase, MediaWiki, and Node.js. In addition to coding and writing, Jim is a speaker and co-author of Seven Databases in Seven Weeks.


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than a web application server 13 Feb 2014
By Eric Redmond - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't have enough positive things to say about this book. You start with the simplest callbacks, moving to asynchronous file I/O, to network patterns and slowly build up to rolling your own HTTP server. It's is so much more than "here is how you make a simple web app", but it shows that node is a general purpose evented platform--equally at home handling inputs on large-scale distributed systems, as well as embedded on small IoT devices. There is finally a book that teaches that Node.js is much more than a bare-bones webscale application server for hipsters, and I'm grateful for that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compact introduction to Node.js 30 Mar 2014
By Bruce Horner - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent book -- easily the best I've read on Node.js. In just over 120 pages it starts by exploring asynchronous model then covers file handling, socket programming, messaging with ZeroMQ, databases usage for CouchDB and Redis, finishing with web applications using express and introduction to scalability and security. Some of the code examples no longer work due to changes in versions of the referenced libraries (such as cheerio for XML parsing). Not a word is wasted in this compact introduction. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Node from a different angle 23 Jun 2014
By Richard Williams - Published on Amazon.com
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Most node books I read follow the same progression from using node to serve http files, using express to build web services, accessing the file system, and so on and so on. This book however takes a fresh approach. While it covers the same areas, it adds messaging with ZeroMQ, authentication with Passport, ECMAScript 6 using harmony (including new features such as generators) and more. All in a manageable size that can be carried everywhere you go (it's so good you'll want to do that). If you're looking for something special in the node literature - be sure to check this out!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book 16 Mar 2014
By bbeny - Published on Amazon.com
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I like books that are short and get right to the point. This is one of those books. It's one of the best node.js books out there. I found it very easy to read and easy to understand. If you've never done node.js, this is a great look into this new technology and whats it's capable of. The one thing I have to say is that this is not for someone who has never worked with javascript. Prior knowledge of the language will go a long way in making this book valuable to you.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 10 Jun 2014
By Alfred E. Nutile - Published on Amazon.com
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Great read. I like how the writer came at node from the ground up. Makes it easier to then use frameworks etc.
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