Introduction to Node.js

Noel Lang

48 Minutes
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Introduction to Node.js" is a dynamic course crafted for developers eager to dive into the world of backend development using one of the most popular and powerful JavaScript runtimes, Node.js. The capstone project of this course involves building a To-Do API with Node.js, where you'll apply everything you've learned to create a fully functional backend application. This project not only solidifies your understanding of Node.js but also showcases your ability to construct APIs that could serve as the backbone for web applications.

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Module 1: Introduction to Node.js and Backend Development

Dive into Node.js and backend development basics, including event loops, modules, and building a To-Do API. Start your journey in server-side programming with JavaScript.

Module 2: Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Programming in Node.js

Learn the difference between synchronous and asynchronous programming in Node.js with practical examples, including file reading methods, to enhance efficiency and non-blocking operations.

Module 3: Exploring Node.js Core and External Modules

Unpack Node.js's core modules like FS, HTTP, Path, and Events, and learn how to enhance your projects with external packages using npm, including setting up a basic Express server.

Module 4: Creating Custom Modules in Node.js

Learn how to create and export your own modules in Node.js to organize code into reusable, maintainable units. Includes examples on writing a custom module and integrating it into an Express app.

Module 5: Building a To-Do API with Node.js

Implement a To-Do API using Node.js, covering basics of APIs, CRUD operations, and setup of Express.js. Learn to create, display, and delete to-dos in an in-memory database with practical coding examples.

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