NodeJS Primer
NodeJS Primer
NodeJS Primer

Last updated on 2019-05-01

About the Book

Node.JS is an extremely versatile toolset that allows you to do everything from building small utilities, API's, web applications, and just about anything else you can think of. At it's core, Node is really just a way to execute JavaScript outside of the web browser using the same V8 engine that Chrome uses. When you add in a plethora of standard libraries, along with numerous 3rd party modules and frameworks, you can make it do a wide variety of things with very little effort.

Given the ease of building things with Node, it can be easy to skip over the most fundamental component of any Node application - the Event Loop and how it handles asynchronous I/O. This is what makes Node special. Everything you do will be executed within the event loop. Having a better understanding of how this works will make you a better developer and improve your Node skills. 

This book is for not only the beginning developer, but also the experienced Node developers that would like to take a closer look at the Event Loop and explore modern techniques for handling asynchronous I/O. We'll walk through Node basics to bring everyone up to speed on how to write Node code, and then dive right into the Event Loop and explore different patterns for handling I/O while not blocking the rest of the program. There will be a lot of hands-on coding to better illustrate the topic and cement your understanding as you gain practical skills along the way.

About the Author

Andrew Patzer
Andrew Patzer

Andrew is an experienced software engineer and bestselling author. His first book, Professional Java Server Programming (Wrox Press), was the first book to cover enterprise Java development and spent several months on Amazon's bestseller charts, including the top 100 for the entire site! After several years in the Java world, and a few more books on JSP development (Apress), Andrew continued learning new technologies and figuring out the best ways to apply them to modern problems. A true polyglot programmer, he enjoys taking lessons from everything he works with to shape his unique perspective on modern software development.

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