Really good introduction to just get you off the ground. PHP matches my own, the tutorial was perfect for me. The source code of the finished application is available through the NodeBeginnerBook Github repository. The author promised a full application at the end of the book, but instead of giving at least one example of some kind of test for his code, he explains what a router or request handler is for. Dec 25, Chris rated it liked it Shelves:

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The Node Beginner Book by Manuel Kiessling

We will intentionally add more abstraction than necessary in order to get a feeling for building more complex Node. The user should be able to use our application ikessling a web browser The user should see a welcome page when requesting http: Now, you could achieve this goal by googling and hacking together something. I don’t get it. Well, with node, things are a bit different. This chapter is here to allow you to estimate if reading this document any further makes sense for you.

I was able to follow along to the letter with current versions of Node. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


The Node Beginner Book – A comprehensive tutorial

It was an okay introduction. For someone with some experience with JS, and with other backend languages, this book was perhaps slightly oversimplified, but it has still given me a basic understanding of the concepts needed. The example code is useful and teaches important concepts.

With this knowledge, let’s get back to our minimalistic HTTP server:. Too much text compared to the amount of information about node. Trivia About The Node Beginner Dec 01, Al aa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Because that’s the catch: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

However, this was all still frontend stuff, and although it was nice to have jQuery at your disposal whenever you felt like spicing up a web page, at the end of the day you were, at best, a JavaScript userbut not a JavaScript developer. Before we talk about all the technical stuff, let’s take a moment and talk about you and your relationship with JavaScript.

The style of writing is pretty nice. This allows you to have a clean main file, which you execute with Node. We could have written the code that starts our server the node beginner book manuel kiessling makes it listen at port like this:. We can, as we just did, pass a function as a parameter to another function by its name.


By now it should be clear what we are actually doing here: Some knowledge of javascript will be helpful before tackling this book, but it assumes no knowledge of node at all. Oct 29, Bart Bakker rated it liked it. I think it’s best suited to someone just starting out.

Apr 21, Maria Grozea added it. At less than 50 pages, I can’t say it’s worth more than a few dollars. The source code of the finished application is available through the NodeBeginnerBook Github repository. You end up developing a simple PNG file uploader.

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The Node Beginner Book

If I don’t fail, then this will be the kind of document I wish I had when starting with Node. But documentation alone beginned isn’t enough. Check it out, it’s a great next step ;! This document will probably fit best for readers that have a background similar to my own: