Beginning Web Application Development with Node
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Beginning Web Application Development with Node

About the Book

A comprehensive tutorial-style eBook that gets you from zero to native Web application development with JavaScript in no time.

Each chapter will cover simple examples and explain the concepts in detail. Exercises provided at the end of each chapter will help practicing the concepts. In last chapter, we will develop end to end web application using MEAN (MongoDB, Express, AngularJs and Node), which will be cross-platform and cross-browser.

Furthermore, the reader will be introduced to every tool and all JavaScript language constructs needed to fully master web application development with Node: Express, Bootstrap, Bower, Grunt, NPM, AngularJs, MongoDB, and more.

 Following are some of the topics covered in the book is:

  • How to setup Node for Visual Studio?
  • How does the Node Package Manager, NPM work?
  • How the routing configuration using Express?
  • How to use the razor like view engine, Vash to define the MVC based application?
  • How to use Bower to install client side frameworks?
  • How to use Grunt to speed up the development?
  • How to access SQL Server from Node?
  • How to access MongoDB from node application?
  • An end to end application using MongoDB, Express, AngularJs and Node
  • And so on…

Expected completion date 30th November 2015

About the Author

Ambily K K
Ambily K K

Ambily working as a Solution Architect in an MNC in India, she provides Microsoft Technology consultation. She is also an author for, and, and carries a passion for Microsoft technologies. Technology adoption and learning is her key strength and sharing technology is her passion. Her blog is at

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • What this book covers
    • Target Audience
    • Status
  • Introduction
    • Install Node.js
    • Verification
    • Hello World Program
    • Exercises
    • Summary
  • Node App using Visual Studio
    • Install Node Tools
    • First Node application using Visual Studio
    • Project Structure
    • Node App Execution from VS
    • Execution from Command Prompt
    • Exercises
    • Summary
  • Dependency Management
    • Modules
    • Built-in Modules
    • Custom Modules
    • Return values from Module
    • Example 1: Return multiple values from Module
    • Example 2: Return complex value from a module
    • Exercises
    • Module Chain
    • Exercises
    • Dependency Caching
    • Example 3: Dependency cache
    • Module without Dependency - Function
    • Example 4: Custom module with internal function
    • Exercises
    • Module without Dependency - Constructor
    • Exercises
    • Pass data to the dependency module
    • Folder as a Module
    • How require works
    • Exercises
    • Exports Patterns
    • Exports a Namespace
    • Exercises
    • Exports a Function
    • Exercises
    • Exports a Constructor
    • Summary
  • Node Package Manager (NPM)
    • Package
    • Built-in packages
    • Exercise
    • Summary
  • Web site development
    • Web Server Creation
    • Exercise 1
    • Summary
  • Express
    • Install
    • Build the website
    • Routing
    • Exercises
  • View Engines – Vash
    • Install
    • Dynamic Web pages
    • Complex Model Binding
    • Collection Loop
    • Master Page
    • Exercises
  • Stylesheets and Images
    • Exercises
  • Intermediate Application
    • File Processing
    • User Management
  • Bower
    • Bootstrap
    • Summary
  • MongoDB
    • Introduction
    • MongoDB
    • Installing MongoDB
    • Accessing MongoDB
    • Insert Data or Documents
    • Update Documents
    • Delete Documents
    • Retrieve Documents
    • Summary
  • AngularJS
    • Basics of AngularJS
    • Creating a Module
    • Summary
  • Controllers
    • Modularization
    • Summary
  • Building an API with Node.js
    • Creating Controller
    • Creating a Get API
    • Summary
  • Final Application
    • Home page
    • Registration Page
    • User Home Page
    • Angular Controllers
    • Node based Web Server
    • Server Controllers or APIs
    • Data Access
    • Summary
  • Appendix A: Exercises’ Answers
    • Introduction - Exercise
    • Node App using Visual Studio - Exercise
  • Appendix B: Miscellaneous
    • File Processing
  • Appendix B: Other View Engines
    • View Engine - Jade

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