Another important global object available is the process object, which can be accessed from anywhere, and allows users to interact with environment information. In this training video, Alex Banks will teach you how to handle the process.argv array and how to take user input.
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- One important object that is available to us globally…is the process object.…It can be accessed from anywhere,…and it contains functionality that allows us to interact…with information about the current process instance.…We can use the process object…to get environment information,…read environment variables,…communicate with the terminal, or parent processes,…through standard input and standard output.…We can even exit the current process.…This object essentially gives us…a way to work with the current process instance.…One of the the things that we can do with the process object…is to collect all the information from the terminal,…or command prompt,…when the application starts.…
Alex Banks shows how to install Node.js on a Mac or PC and work with the Node.js core: the global object, event loop, http module, and file system. Then he covers reading and writing data, streaming data, making http requests, and working with the node package manager (npm). In the final chapters, he shows how to start sessions on web servers, communicate with web servers and clients with WebSockets, use the Express framework to develop applications, and test and debug Node.js code. Want to speed up your Node.js workflow? Check out the tutorials on automating tasks with Grunt and npm scripts.
- What is Node.js?
- Installing Node.js
- Understanding the global object and global timing
- Importing the core modules
- Handling events
- Creating child processes
- Reading, writing, and removing files
- Working with file streams
- Making http requests
- Serving files and JSON data
- Installing npm, the node package manager
- Working with Express, the web server framework
- Using WebSockets
- Testing and debugging Node.js code
- Working with Grunt and Browserify
- Automating tasks with npm scripts
Skill Level Intermediate
1. What Is Node.js?
2. Installing Node.js
3. Node Core
4. Node Modules
5. The File System
6. The HTTP Module
7. Node Package Manager
Installing npms locally4m 4s
8. Web Servers
Creating a WebSocket server8m 30s
10. Testing and Debugging
11. Automation and Deployment
Next steps2m 4s
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