Build a Simple Back-end Project with Node.js

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Published March 2014

A concise introduction to Node.js for back-end developers

At the end of this course, you’ll have a good grasp of the fundamentals of Node.js, and will be ready to start building your own Node applications.

Oh yeah, and the whole SitePoint library! Learn More.

What you'll learn

This course provides a concise introduction to Node.js for back-end developers. During the course, you’ll learn:

  • Discover what Node.js is and why it’s becoming so popular
  • Create and manage modules using npm, the Node package manager
  • Use the Connect and Express frameworks to create web applications
  • Access and work with databases
  • Combine Node.js and AngularJS to create a single-page application that uses web sockets for push notifications.
  • Closed captions available
Meet your instructor
Golo Roden

founder and technical visionary of @thenativeweb_io. loves javascript, node.js, apples and raspberries. favors unix and the shell. spreads knowledge.

Lesson 1: Installing Node.js
Installing Node.js 12:52
Lesson 2: Writing an HTTP server
Writing an HTTP server 14:54
Lesson 3: Using modules
Using modules, part 1 18:18
Using modules, part 2 16:51
Lesson 4: Building middleware with Connect
Building middleware with Connect 15:53
Lesson 5: Building web applications with Express
Building web applications with Express 17:58
Lesson 6: Querying databases
Querying databases 17:15
Lesson 7: Going real-time
Introducing AngularJS 12:50
Building a single page app 22:04

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