Created by Anthony Alicea
Last updated 12/2016
What Will I Learn?
Grasp how NodeJS works under the hood
Structure a Node application in modules
Understand and use the Event Emitter
Understand Buffers, Streams, and Pipes
Build a Web Server in Node and understand how it really works
Use npm and manage node packages
Build a web application and API more easily using Express
Connect to a SQL or Mongo database in Node
Understand how the MEAN stack works
Be the coder that explains NodeJS to everyone else because you understand it better than anyone else
Basic HTML knowledge
A text editor
NOTE: This is an EARLY BIRD version of the course, meaning all content is not yet published. New content being added as course completion nears!
NodeJS is a rapidy growing web server technology, and Node developers are among the highest paid in the industry. Knowing NodeJS well will get you a job or improve your current one by enabling you to build high quality, robust web applications.
In this course you will gain a deep understanding of Node, learn how NodeJS works under the hood, and how that knowledge helps you avoid common pitfalls and drastically improve your ability to debug problems.
You’ll learn how asynchronous code works in Node and the Node event loop, as well as how to use the event emitter, streams, buffers, pipes, and work with files. We’ll see how that leads to building a web server in Node.
We’ll dive into web sites, web apps and APIs with Express and learn how Express can save us time as Node developers.
You’ll also gain an understanding of npm, connecting to databases, and the MEAN stack!
NodeJS doesn’t have to be hard to learn. The biggest mistake most coding tutorials make is expecting someone to learn simply by imitating others’ code. Real world situations are never exactly like the tutorial.
I believe the best way to learn is to understand how a tool works and what it does for you, look at examples, and then try it yourself. That’s how this course is built, with the goal to help you both learn and understand NodeJS.
Note: In this course you’ll also get downloadable source code. You will often be provided with ‘starter’ code, giving you the base for you to start writing your code, and ‘finished’ code to compare your code to.
Who is the target audience?
Those looking to build a career as a NodeJS developer
Those desiring to become MEAN stack developers
Those who don’t have server technology experience but wish to gain this skill
Those coming from other server technologies (like PHP, ASP.NET, or Ruby on Rails) and want to learn Node