In this Node.js training video, you will learn how to create a WebSocket server to broadcast chat messages to every connected socket. Alex Banks will also teach you how to implement WebSockets natively in a web browser using the WS module.
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So, if I enter a new message into the browser page,…what I need to do is send this message…back to the socket server.…So, I'm going to use my ws instance,…and I am going to send the input.value…back to the socket server.…So, the input.value is what the user…has entered into the form before they have submitted it.…So, now that we are sending the messages…back to the socket server,…we can go ahead and navigate to our socket server code.…I'm going to go ahead and open up my files in the finder,…and I am going to find my wsjs file,…
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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