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About the Book
You've decided to use Node.js for your next project and you need the skills to implement Node in production. It would be great to have Node experts Alex Young and Marc Harter at your side to help you tackle those day-to-day challenges. With this book, you can!
Node.js in Practice is a collection of 115 thoroughly tested examples and instantly useful techniques guaranteed to make any Node application go more smoothly. Following a common-sense Problem/Solution format, these experience-fueled techniques cover important topics like event-based programming, streams, integrating external applications, and deployment. The abundantly annotated code makes the examples easy to follow, and techniques are organized into logical clusters, so it's a snap to find what you're looking for.
Common usage examples, from basic to advanced
Designing and writing modules
Testing and debugging Node apps
Integrating Node into existing systems
About the Authors
Table of Contents
PART 1 NODE FUNDAMENTALS
Globals: Node's environment
Buffers: Working with bits, bytes, and encodings
Events: Mastering EventEmitter and beyond
Streams: Node's most powerful and misunderstood feature
File system: Synchronous and asynchronous approaches
Networking: Node's true "Hello, World"
Child processes: Integrating external applications with Node
PART 2 REAL-WORLD RECIPES
The Web: Build leaner and meaner web applications
Tests: The key to confident code
Debugging: Designing for introspection and resolving issues