Beginning Web Development with Node.js


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Beginning Web Development with Node.js

About the Book

There are plenty of blog articles and tutorials available today that show various aspects of web development with Node.js, but it can be difficult to figure out how to piece different elements together and assemble a complete web application. This book will guide you through the development of a web application using the following components.

  • Node.js
  • Express.js Web Framework
  • MongoDB Database
  • Mongoose Database Mapping Utility
  • Passport.js for User Authentication
  • Express Validator for form validation
  • Twitter Bootstrap for the User Interface
  • Connect Flash for Message Passing
  • Mocha and Zombie for Testing

We'll build an application using these components, version our code with Git, push it out to GitHub, and deploy it to a real production environment using Heroku. This book is not an encyclopedic reference of any of these technologies, but rather a simple guide to building a usable application with them.

About the Author

Andrew Patzer
Andrew Patzer

Andrew Patzer has been developing software professionally for the past 20 years. In the early days of Java, Andrew authored several books on the development of server-side Java web applications for Wrox Press and Apress. In the past decade, he has worked with several open source technology stacks to develop web and mobile applications. Most recently, Andrew has been working with Node.js, building web applications utilizing the MEAN stack.

Table of Contents

  • Node and Express
    • A Tour of Node.js
    • The Express Framework
    • Using Git
    • Deploying to Heroku
    • Summary
  • Testing
    • Creating Tests with Mocha
    • Simulating a Browser with Zombie
    • Summary
  • Views
    • View Templating
    • Jade
    • Layouts
    • Using Bootstrap
    • Fixing our Tests
    • Summary
  • Working with Data
    • MongoDB
    • Mongoose
    • Add Some Data
    • Connecting to MongoDB on Heroku
    • Summary
  • Form Handling
    • Adding some Flash
    • Form Validation
    • Add an Edit Form
    • Delete Contacts
    • Summary
  • Users and Authentication
    • Passport
    • User Model
    • Controller Actions
    • View Templates
    • Summary

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