Sails.js Essentials
By Shaikh Shahid
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: February 2016
Pages: 108

Get up to speed with Sails.js development with this fast-paced tutorial

About This Book

  • Gain expertise in building web apps with Sails.js
  • Develop apps such as real-time chat app and more in no time
  • Helps you understand how MVC framework works in Node.js and how to make it work for you

Who This Book Is For

This book is for web developers who want to build web apps with Sails.js.

Proficiency with JavaScript and Node.js is assumed, as well as familiarity with web development concepts. Familiarity with the MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, and Node) stack would be an added advantage.

What You Will Learn

  • Find out to quick-start Sails.js and develop production-ready apps
  • Understand how to apply the MVC model of software development in Node.js using Sails.js
  • Discover how to write quality code using Sails.js
  • Integrate third-party APIs and databases such Mongo and MySQL in Sails.js
  • Get to know the advantages and importance of the MVC framework in software development

In Detail

Sails.js makes it easy to build custom, enterprise-grade Node.js apps. It is designed to emulate the familiar MVC pattern of frameworks, but with support for the requirements of modern apps: data-driven APIs with a scalable, service-oriented architecture.

This book will provide practical examples to get you started with Sails.js and get you develop production-ready apps in no time. We will take you from a Node.js web server and single threading system to a general MVC architecture. You will then learn to develop applications that you might be already familiar with using Sails.js. Finally, we will show you how to create a chat app and a to-do application, and improve code quality using JSHINT and JSCS.

Style and approach

This practical and easy-to-follow yet comprehensive guide will help you get to grips with the Sails.js framework. Each topic is explained and placed in context, and for the more inquisitive, there are more details of the concepts used.

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    • Too basic
    • Too many errors

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    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly Sails.js Essentials:

    poorly written book:
    " (...) For example, consider Google Docs to be an MVC application. View will be the screen, where you type. As you can see in the defined interval, it automatically saves the information in the Google server, which is controller that notifies model (Google backend server) to update the changes. (...)"

    Covers only bare basics. Even for an essenciais book. Lacks examples. Assumes too much and explains too little. Overpriced for the quality provided. Not my best oreilly purchase. It's a pitty as i think sails.js deserves a much better insight. I think you're better Off reading from sails.js on their website

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