Node.js Learning Path: Unit 14 – Cloudant

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Unit 14 shows you how to connect the Shopping List application with a cloud storage provided – specifically IBM Cloudant.

Unit 14 also has a video, where I show you how to setup your IBM Cloud account to use Cloudant, and how to use Cloudant with the Shopping List application.

Cloudant

Click here to start Unit 14 now, or click here to start at Unit 1.

Either way, have fun, good luck, and thanks for reading!

–jsp

Node.js Learning Path: Unit 13 – Debugging and Profiling

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Unit 13 shows you how to debug and profile your Node application code.

Here’s what you’ll learn about in Unit 13:

  • Source-level debugging using the Visual Studio Code debugger
  • Use Apache Bench and clinic to profile your code and look for performance bottlenecks

Unit 13 also has a video, where I debugging and profiling in action.

Debugging and Profiling

Click here to start Unit 13 now, or click here to start at Unit 1.

Either way, have fun, good luck, and thanks for reading!

–jsp

Node.js Learning Path: Unit 12 – MongoDB

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Unit 12 shows you how to use MongoDB with your Node applications.

Here’s what you’ll learn about in Unit 12:

Unit 12 also has a video, where I show MongoDB in action.

MongoDB


Click here to start Unit 12 now, or click here to start at Unit 1.

Either way, have fun, good luck, and thanks for reading!

–jsp

Node.js Learning Path: Unit 11 – ExpressJS

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Unit 11 shows you how to put a REST interface on your Node applications using one of the most popular frameworks for that: ExpressJS, and how to write a simple (but nice-looking) UI on the application using Pug.

Here’s what you’ll learn about in Unit 11:

  • What is a REST framework?
  • UI Templating using Pug (formerly Jade)
  • Overview of ExpressJS
  • Use ExpressJS to put a REST interface on the LP’s sample application (from Unit 6)

Unit 11 also has a video, where I give you a tour of the application.


Click here to start Unit 11 now, or click here to start at Unit 1.

Either way, have fun, good luck, and thanks for reading!

–jsp

Node.js Learning Path: Unit 10 – Logging

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Part 2 of the Learning Path is where you’ll put what you’ve learned in units 1-9 to use, beginning with Unit 10.

Unit 10 shows you how to use logging packages from the npm repository.

Here’s what you’ll learn about in Unit 10:

Unit 10 also has a video, where I put both loggers through their paces.

Got Logging?


Click here to start Unit 10 now, or click here to start at Unit 1.

Either way, have fun, good luck, and thanks for reading!

–jsp

Node.js Learning Path: Unit 9 – Testing

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Unit 9 shows you how to test your Node project code.

Here’s what you’ll learn about in Unit 9:

  • Test automation
  • Mocha test suites
  • Chai assertions
  • Sinon for test doubles
  • Istanbul for code coverage
  • Using ESLint to perform static analysis on your code

Unit 9 also has a quiz and a video, where I show you the required elements of a package.json file and the role of semver in dependency management.

Click here to start Unit 9 now, or click here to start at Unit 1.

Either way, have fun, good luck, and thanks for reading!

–jsp

Node.js Learning Path: Unit 8 – Managing Node Dependencies

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Unit 8 shows you how to manage your Node project’s dependencies.

Here’s what you’ll learn about in Unit 8:

  • The package.json file, which you use to manage your project’s metadata like name and version
  • Dependency versioning using semantic versioning (SemVer)

Unit 8 also has a quiz and a video, where I show you the required elements of a package.json file and the role of semver in dependency management.

Unit 8 Video

Click here to start Unit 8 now, or click here to start at Unit 1.

Either way, have fun, good luck, and thanks for reading!

–jsp

Node.js Learning Path: Unit 7 – npm

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Unit 7 shows you all about npm, the package manager for Node.

Here’s what you’ll learn in Unit 7:

  • The npm registry and how package scores are used to help you select the module you want
  • The npm command line interface (CLI) tool
  • The npm website, which contains lots of great documentation

Unit 7 also has a quiz!

Want to take the entire course? Then click here to start at the beginning, with Unit 1.

Either way, have fun, good luck, and thanks for reading!

–jsp

Node.js Learning Path: Unit 6 – Your First Node Program

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Unit 6 simulates a real project, where you are brought in to finish an application called The Shopping List, that was only partially completed by another developer.

Here’s what you’ll learn in Unit 6:

  • The application’s business requirements in the form of user stories
  • How to run the application’s functional tests, so you know when your code works (and when it doesn’t) – in other words, Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)
  • The application’s data model
  • How to load the application’s data – from the Open Grocery Database Project – into a SQLite database
  • How to write, configure, and run REST services using Node
  • How to use the VSCode debugger to interactively debug your code

Unit 6 also has a quiz (are you seeing a theme here?), and a video to help you get your computer setup to run the functional tests:

Ready to dive into your first Node application? Then click here to jump right to Unit 6.

Want to take the entire course? Then click here to start at the beginning, with Unit 1.

Either way, have fun, good luck, and thanks for reading!

–jsp

Node.js Learning Path: Unit 5 – The Event Loop

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The Event Loop is the key to Node’s scalability.

Unit 5 of the LP is about the Event Loop, and in it you’ll learn stuff like:

  • The phases of the Event Loop
  • How to write code that runs in the various phases (so you know when your code will run)
  • The Node Events API
  • Node Streams

There’s a quiz to help you deepen your understanding of the material, and a video too:

Ready to dive into the Node Event Loop? Then click here to jump right to Unit 5.

Want to take the entire course? Then click here to start at the beginning, with Unit 1.

Either way, have fun, good luck, and thanks for reading!

–jsp