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Pro Express.js

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Getting Started

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Azat Mardan
      Pages 3-14
    3. Azat Mardan
      Pages 15-30
  3. Deep API Reference

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Azat Mardan
      Pages 51-73
    3. Azat Mardan
      Pages 75-85
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      Pages 87-102
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  4. Solving Common and Abstract Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Azat Mardan
      Pages 155-160
    3. Azat Mardan
      Pages 161-170
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About this book

Introduction

Pro Express.js is for the reader who wants to quickly get up-to-speed with Express.js, the flexible Node.js framework. Author Azat Mardan clearly explains how to start developing with Express.js with a basic 'Hello World', and then delves into a deep API reference, before looking at common and abstract development problems. Lastly, you will learn how to build a series of real-world apps in order to cement your knowledge.

In order to get the best from this book, you will be familiar with Node.js scripts and able to install packages using npm. In the deep API reference, each aspect of the Express.js API is explained clearly with a simple exercise to demonstrate its usage. This includes configuration, settings and environments; different middleware and its uses; templating engines; extracting parameters and routing; request and response; error handling; and running an app. In the next part you'll delve into abstraction, streams, authentication, multithreading, Socket.io, security, and more complex modules. You will also learn about smaller frameworks built using Express.js, such as Sails.js, and Derby. Finally you'll build real-world apps including a REST API, Todo App, and Instagram gallery.

Express.js is used by a range of well-known companies such as MySpace and Storify, and it's becoming more and more likely that it'll be a required skill for new developers. With this book you can skip learning via complicated documentation, and get the information from a developer who's been using Express.js for long enough to explain things well. Add Pro Express.js to your library today.

About the authors

Azat Mardan has over 12 years of experience in web, mobile and software development. With a Bachelor's Degree in Informatics and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology degree, Azat possesses deep academic knowledge as well as extensive practical experience.Currently Azat works as an engineer at the curated social media news aggregator website Storify.com. He teaches technical classes at General Assembly San Francisco and Hack Reactor to much acclaim. In his spare time, Azat writes about technology on his blog webAppLog.com. He is also an author of artisanal book Rapid Prototyping with JS: Agile JavaScript Development.Previously, Azat has worked as a CTO/co-founder at Gizmo, an enterprise cloud platform for mobile marketing campaigns, and has undertaken the prestigious 500 Startups business accelerator program. Prior to this, Azat was developing mission-critical applications for government agencies in Washington, DC, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as Lockheed Martin.Azat is a frequent attendee at Bay Area tech meet-ups and hackathons (StartupBus 2013, AngelHack hackathon 12 finalist with team FashionMetric.com).

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