Creating a web server is simple to do with Node.js. In this training video, Alex Banks shows you how to create a server that responds with plain text, as well as how to write headers that define the content type that is being served.
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We're going to be working with the HTTP module,…so there will be no need for us…to add a security certificate.…Let's go ahead and navigate to our files,…and under your files, in the Start folder,…you will notice a server.js file.…This is the file where we're going to build our web server,…so let's go ahead and open it up.…In order to build an HTTP server,…we need to use the HTTP module.…So, I'm going to require("http"),…one of Node.js's core modules.…The next thing I'm going to do…
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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