Web development tools often require static operations to perform before deployment. Grunt is a command line interface that is used to run automated processes, which enhances network performance. In this Node.js tutorial, you will learn how to install the Grunt plugin for JSHint and create a configuration file for checking code for style and content.
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Grunt is a command line interface…that we can use to run automated processes.…The Grunt CLI is something that you're going to want…to install globally so that you can run Grunt anywhere.…Let's go ahead and take a look at our exercise files.…If you look at your exercise files…for Chapter 11, Lesson One, in the "start" folder,…we have the application that we built back in Chapter Eight.…This is the Express app that serves the Skier Dictionary.…
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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