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Codecademy

Learn Node.js

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Overview

Learn about the different components of a web application's back-end and explore the Node.js JavaScript runtime environment.


### Why Learn Node.js?
JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages. The powerful Node.js runtime environment has been ranked the technology most commonly used by professional developers. Node.js is an event-driven JavaScript runtime. Node has myriad potential uses for JavaScript development including being a great environment for building efficient network applications.

### Take-Away Skills
This course is a great introduction to the concepts of server-side web development. You’ll learn the different parts that make up the back-end of a website or web application, and you’ll gain familiarity with the Node.js runtime environment. After this course, you’ll be set up to explore popular Node frameworks like Express.js to build powerful applications.

### Note on Prerequisites:
A strong foundation in JavaScript is a prerequisite for this course. Previous experience with asynchronous JavaScript and HTML would be helpful but isn’t mandatory.

Syllabus

  • Welcome to Learn Node.js: A brief overview of what you will learn in the Learn Node.js course.
    • Welcome to Learn Node.js

  • What is the Back-End?: Explore the building blocks of back-end web architecture and the components of writing the server-side logic for web applications.
    • What is the Back-end?
    • JavaScript for Node.js
    • What Is JSON?

  • Introduction to Node.js: Learn the powerful and flexible JavaScript runtime, Node.js.
    • Introduction to Node.js
    • Setting Up Node Locally
    • Node Package Manager
    • Implementing Modules in Node
    • Node Modules
    • Introduction to Node.js

  • Node.js Essentials: Learn the Node.js built-in modules essential for back-end programming.
    • Node.js Essentials
    • Message Mixer
    • Node.js Essentials

  • Setting up a Server with HTTP: Learn how to set up an HTTP server with Node.js.
    • Setting up a Server with HTTP
    • What is REST?
    • Rock-Paper-Scissors
    • Setting up a Server with HTTP

  • Next Steps: You’ve completed the Learn Node.js course! What’s next?
    • Learn Node.js: Next Steps

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