Introduction to Node.js

Node.js is known for its versatility and is widely used for building server-side applications, APIs, real-time applications, and more.

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Introduction to Node.js

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This course is designed to introduce you to Node.js, a powerful runtime environment that allows you to run JavaScript code on the server-side. Whet...

This course is designed to introduce you to Node.js, a powerful runtime environment that allows you to run JavaScript code on the server-side. Whether you're a web developer looking to expand your skillset or a newcomer to programming, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to build server-side applications using Node.js.

What you’ll learn

This course lesson outline provides a structured approach to learning Node.js, with a dedicated module on Node.js Modules to help students grasp the importance of modular code organization and best practices.


Introduction to Node.js (4 lectures)
1. What is Node.js?

2. Why use Node.js for web development?

3. Installation and setup of Node.js and npm.

4. Your first Node.js "Hello World" program

JavaScript Fundamentals for Node.js (3 lectures)
1. Review of essential JavaScript concepts.

2. Differences between client-side and server-side JavaScript.

3. Callbacks and asynchronous programming.

Building an HTTP Server (3 lectures)
1. Creating a simple HTTP server with Node.js.

2. Handling HTTP requests and responses.

3. Serving static files.

Asynchronous Programming in Node.js (3 lectures)
1. Understanding the event loop and non-blocking I/O.

2. Using callbacks and Promises for async operations.

3.Error handling in asynchronous code.

Introduction to Express.js (3 lectures)
1. What is Express.js?

2. Building RESTful APIs with Express.

3. Middleware and routing in Express

Database Connectivity with Node.js (3 lectures)
1. Connecting to databases (e.g., MongoDB) with Node.js.

2. Performing CRUD operations.

3. Handling database errors.

Real-time Applications with WebSockets (3 lectures)
1. Introduction to WebSockets.

2. Building real-time chat applications with

3. Broadcasting events in real-time.

Testing and Debugging Node.js Applications (3 lectures)
1. Writing unit tests with Mocha and Chai.

2. Debugging techniques and tools for Node.js.

3. Code quality and best practices.

Deployment and Scaling (3 lectures)
1. Deploying Node.js applications to cloud platforms.

2. Scaling strategies for Node.js applications.

3. Monitoring and performance optimization.

Understanding Modules in Node.js (3 lectures)
1. Introduction to Node.js modules.

2. CommonJS module system.

3. Creating and exporting custom modules.

Importing and Using Modules (3 lectures)
1. Requiring modules in Node.js.

2. Module resolution and the require function.

3. Using core modules effectively.

Managing Dependencies with npm (3 lectures)
1. Introduction to npm (Node Package Manager).

2. Installing, updating, and removing packages.

3. Package.json and npm scripts.

Exploring Third-Party Modules (3 lectures)
1. Discovering third-party modules on npm.

2. Examples of popular Node.js modules (e.g., Express.js, Lodash).

3. Best practices for using external packages.

Advanced Module Patterns (3 lectures)
1. Different module design patterns (e.g., Singleton, Factory, Revealing Module).

2. The advantages of encapsulation and abstraction.

3. Combining modules to build complex applications.

Creating Modular Applications (3 lectures)
1. Structuring a Node.js application using modular design.

2. Creating a project with multiple interconnected modules.

3. Managing dependencies and version control.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Node.js, and why should I learn it??

Node.js is a runtime environment that allows you to run JavaScript code on the server-side. It's highly popular for building scalable and high-performance web applications.

2. Do I need to be an experienced programmer to take this course??

No, you don't need to be an experienced programmer. Basic knowledge of JavaScript is recommended, but we cover the fundamentals as well.

3. What kind of projects will I work on during the course??

Throughout the course, you will work on practical projects like building a web server, creating RESTful APIs, connecting to databases, and building real-time chat applications.

4. Is this course focused on theory or hands-on coding??

This course emphasizes hands-on coding. While you'll learn the theory and concepts, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to write code, work on exercises, and complete projects to reinforce your knowledge.

5. Can I ask questions and get support during the course??

Absolutely! We encourage questions and provide support through various channels such as discussion forums, live Q&A sessions, and email support.

6. Will I receive a certificate upon course completion??

Yes, upon successfully completing the course and any required assessments, you will receive a certificate of completion to showcase your Node.js skills.

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