I have not been updating this blog like I should have been for about the last year. That is unfortunate. Although I feel I have a good reason. I have been writing a book! You can currently see the pre-order page at Packt Publishing.
This book is almost 300 pages that will start the reader from an empty folder to a working, scalable application that is published to Amazon Web Services. Some of the topics covered are:
- Express 4.0+
- Authentication with Passport
- Socket.IO 1.0+ using the same authentication
- Message Queues using RabbitMQ
- Shared application state using Redis
- Building a real-time frontend using React and Backbone
- Testing with nodeunit and coverage with Istanbul
- Deployment to Amazon Web Services using Ansible
- Troubleshooting and debugging Node.js using node-inspector and webkit-devtools-agent
If you have enjoyed any of my posts so far (and even if you did not) you will like this book. You will not need expert knowledge in any of these frameworks to benefit from this book. It will show you what you need to know about each framework and most importantly, how all the frameworks work together in a single application. Lots of examples with code are included with the book.
Myself, being biased, definitely recommends this book. There is something in this book for everyone no matter what there experience level is.
Enjoyed the article?
Then I guarantee that you will find my video series useful and enjoyable. The course focuses on taking someone completely new to Node.js and giving them a great foundation to start building real applications. The course is named The Complete Guide to Node.js.
Feel comfortable with Node.js and want to build web applications? Then you will find my other video series useful. It is named Building Complex Express Sites with Redis and Socket.io
I also have a book! It covers Node.js, Express, Passport, Socket.IO, Redis, RabbitMQ, React, Backbone, Grunt, and Ansible. All in one book! It is called Building Scalable Apps with Redis and Node.js.