Node.js For Beginners

Create Fast, Scalable Network Applications with Familiar Javascript Code
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

Be prepared for the increasing number of jobs and projects that use Node.js technology to create fast, scalable network applications. You'll use the familiar Javascript programming language to create server side scripts that have amazing power and flexibility.

By using Javascript as a single language across both the front and back end, you enjoy numerous development advantages-- such as using JSON as a common data structure and the reuse of data resources.

With Node.js's increasing popularity, there are literally thousands of opportunities for developers who are trained in the technology. Access these opportunities after taking this course, or simply use the information for yourself to build your personal inventory of skills and abilities.

You are encouraged to code along with expert instructor Zeke Nierenberg, as you start with the very basics of Node.js and learn the features available in this powerful technology.

What are the requirements?

  • PC or Mac
  • Internet Access
  • Foundational Knowledge of HTML and Javascript

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Using Node.js command line
  • Using Existing Code in Node
  • How to Share function between files
  • Working with web server requests and responses
  • Mapping Server requests
  • Understanding Express.js
  • Dynamic Web Applications
  • Using Embedded Javascript (EJS)
  • Working with the MongoDB
  • Understanding Express App Interfacing with MongoDB
  • Using the Mongoose ORM
  • Using Subdocuments and References
  • Working with request middleware
  • Basic Authentication Systems
  • Understanding Express Sessions
  • Cryptography with ByCrupt
  • Using Socket IO
  • Understanding Heroku Deployment
  • Configuring the environment for Heroku
  • Working with logging in production

Who is the target audience?

  • Web and mobile developers who want to understand the role of NodeJS
  • Teachers and Students who want an introduction in to NodeJS
  • Any developer who wants to unleash the power of Node

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Section 1: Intro to Node.js

In this course we are going to learn about Node.js and find out some of the things that the program allows you to do differently.


Command lines are very usefull tools while using Node. In this video you will learn how to write prompts in a command line and how to receive the data from these prompts.


Node allows you to use existing code within your own project. In this video you will learn how to incorporate other people's code inside of your own Node Project


In this video you will learn how to share functions between different Node.js files by using export modules.

Chapter 1 Lab
1 page
Section 2: Web Servers

In this video you will learn how to write different web services by utilizing the requests and response functions.


Mapping Requests are very useful in the Node program. In this video you will learn how to create a static web server that can read files from directories.


Express is a simple Node based template for creating web servers. In this video you will learn how to easily create a web server by utilizing the express framework that Node has.


In this video you will learn how to create a web server for both dynamic and static content.


Organization is key to a successful web server. In this video you will learn how to use the EJS template library with an express web server to keep your projects organized.

Chapter 2 Lab
1 page
Section 3: MongoDB

MongoDB is a cross-platform document-oriented database system. In this video you will learn how to use the MongoDB system within your Node.js projects.


In this video you will learn how to build a Node express app that works with MongoDB to store and serve content.


Node allows you to use the Mongoose ORM to control MongoDB. In this video you will learn how simple it can be to do so


Composed data structures, such as lists, dictionaries and tuples can be nested. In this video you will learn how to use Mongoose in a Node web app to build a nested data structure.

Chapter 3 Lab
1 page
Section 4: Authentication and Security

In this video you will learn how to build express Middleware to validate requests in Node.


Basic Access Authentication is a method for an HTTP user agent to provide a username and password when making a request. In this video you will learn how to use HTTP basicAuth Middleware in a Node app using express for simple authentications.


Need to keep your users authenticated while they use your app? In this video you will learn how to use sessions to keep users authenticated in a Node app using express


With so many different people using your application, you may need to know who everyone is. In this video you will learn how to use the Bycrypt cryptography library to create a username/password system in Node.

Chapter 4 Lab
1 page
Section 5: Real Time

In this video you will learn how you can create real time web services, with web sockets that allow you to have instant real time updates.


In this video you will learn about Socket IO and how it allows you to hold real time interactions between a server and a client.

Chapter 5 Lab
1 page
Section 6: Deployment with Heroku

Have you ever wondered how to make a functioning web app? Well today you will learn about the Heroku cloud application platform that allows you to build and deploy web apps in various formats.


Once you have finished making your web app, you need to make it live. Today you will learn how to move a web app from a local development environtment to Heroku


Want to keep unwanted information from taking up space in your app? In this video you will learn how to use Heroku's environment variables to keep sensitive information outside of your app.


In this video you will learn some techniques about logging data from your app in certain production environments.

Chapter 6 Lab
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Lab Solutions
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Section 7: Bonus Lecture

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Instructor Biography

LearnToProgram, Inc., Learn Web, Mobile and Game Development

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With a mission of “teaching the world to code" LearnToProgram instructors are teachers first and technical experts second. Their primary skill is relating complex technical information to nontechnical people learning web, mobile and game development. The entirely online, self-paced sales model allows students to learn at their own pace.

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The company is based outside of Hartford, Connecticut.

Instructor Biography

Zeke started coding at age ten and hasn't stopped since! It all began with HTML and CSS and grew to the server side when Zeke was taught PHP by his mentors. He further honed his skills throughout high school with freelance work. Zeke studied chemistry and biology at Hampshire College, where he also acted as a teaching assistant in computer science courses and aided CS professors with research. In his final years as an undergrad, Zeke taught two courses in web development under the supervision of faculty.

After college Zeke co-founded, a software company that makes texting large groups systematic and easy for companies. Currently, Zeke continues to teach private students and classes. He has been hired as an adjunct professor at Hampshire and will be teaching web development there in the spring.

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