The HTTP module helps users create servers to handle any request methods—these methods include GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, and OPTIONS. In this Node.js tutorial, Alex Banks will teach you how to gather streamed data and append it to a file to send to a client.
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So when the user comes to…our web server, we want to serve this file.…I'm going to go ahead and open it up…with sublime and take a look at it.…So this is just an html document.…And inside of this html document we have a form.…Notice here on line 16 where we…declare the form it has an action of slash.…That means that the action…for this form should be to the root…of whatever website this page…is being hosted from.…Also notice that the form's method is POST.…
So what this means is when the…user submits this form, we will…submit this form via a POST request.…
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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