Professional Node.js
Building Javascript Based Scalable Software
By Pedro Teixeira
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: October 2012
Pages: 408

Learn to build scalable software in JavaScript withNode.js

Node.js is a popular framework that allows you to build fast,highly scalable network programs using JavaScript. However, itcomes with a learning curve. This in-depth guide walks you throughthe installation of the Node.js platform and then focuses on theessentials of creating and loading modules; using buffers tomanipulate, encode, and decode binary data; simplifying eventbinding with the event emitter pattern; and more. Coveringeverything from scheduling the execution of functions using timersto creating and controlling external processes, this book gets youup and running and building and testing your own modules.

Professional Node.js:

  • Addresses querying, reading from, and writing to files
  • Explores streams, file systems, networking, and automated unittesting
  • Details how to read and write streams of data
  • Zeroes-in on building TCP and HTTP servers and clients
  • Reviews using datagrams, testing and debugging modules, andcontrolling the callback flow
  • Shows how to develop real-time web applications using Connect,Express, and Socket.IO
  • Walks you through connecting to MySQL, CouchDB, andMongoDB

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