Archive for the ‘node.js’ Category

How to Build a Simple Web Server with Node.js

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The following is an excerpt from the book Get Programming with Node.js, published by manning.com. You can purchase the book here at a 37% discount by using the code fccwexler. This article is a practical introduction to using Node.js. We’re going to ...

What Is Node and When Should I Use It?

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So you’ve heard of Node.js, but aren’t quite sure what it is or where it fits into your development workflow. Or maybe you’ve heard people singing Node’s praises and now you’re wondering if it’s something you need to learn. Perhaps you’re...

How to Deploy Node Applications: Heroku vs Now.sh

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As Node.js continues to gain in popularity, new tutorials pop up teaching you to write server-side JavaScript apps and APIs. Once you've built your shiny new Node app, though, what then? In this article, I'm going to take a look at a couple of options ...

MEAN Stack: Build an App with Angular 2+ and the Angular CLI

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The MEAN stack comprises advanced technologies used to develop both the server-side and the client-side of a web application in a JavaScript environment. The components of the MEAN stack include the MongoDB database, Express.js (a web framework), Angul...

A Practical Guide to Planning a MEAN Stack Application

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A Practical Guide to Planning a MEAN Stack Application is an excerpt from Manning’s Getting MEAN with Mongo, Express, Angular, and Node, Second Edition. Getting MEAN, Second Edition is completely revised and updated to cover Angular 2, Node 6 and the...

Using MySQL with Node.js and the mysql JavaScript Client

NoSQL databases are all the rage these days and probably the preferred back-end for Node.js applications. But you shouldn't architect your next project based on what's hip and trendy, rather the type of database to be used should depend on the project'...