Exporting custom modules is an extremely powerful and important feature of Node.js. In this training video, Alex Banks teaches you how to create and load your own custom modules, and simply require them by name which makes them easier to reuse.
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Let's take this person object…and put it in it's own module.…I'm going to grab everything from line eight…all the way up to line one, and I will cut this code.…We can save this file for now.…Now I'm going to go ahead and create a new file.…So I will go to File and select New File.…Here we are at the Ben Franklin level.…I'm going to go ahead and add a new folder called Lib…from my library, and inside of my Lib folder…
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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