For performance and scalability. Node is fast. That’s a pretty important requirement when you’re a start-up trying to make the next big thing and want to make sure you can scale quickly, coping with an influx of users as your site grows.
As someone who’s looking to learn more about this software platform, you will need some great resources to help ease your woes, and that's what this post encompass. We have compiled 10 best books that if you are just starting out to learn node.js. I guarantee you that you'll find it useful.
Learning Node: By Shelley Powers
Node: Up and Running
This book started out as a side project, and because the original author behind lost track of time and had to work on other projects, it hasn’t been really finished up, but is nonetheless a resourceful book that every beginner should take a look at. It's available on Github in PDF, ePub, HTML and Mobi formats. The last few sections are still incomplete.
A book packed with over 50 practical recipes taking you from the basics to extending Node with your own modules. With the book, you will learn how to create your own web server to see Node’s features in action, and also how to work with JSON, XML, web sockets, and make the most of asynchronous programming.
The Node Beginner Book
Node.js in Action
Node.js in Action is an example-driven tutorial that starts at square one and guides you through all the features, techniques, and concepts you'll need to build production-quality Node applications. You'll start by learning how to set up your Node development environment, including loading the community-created extensions. Next, you'll run several simple demonstration programs where you'll learn the basics of a few common types of Node applications. Then you'll dive into asynchronous programming, a model Node leverages to lessen application bottlenecks.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Node.js the Right Way
Node.js the Right Way explain how to develop small, fast, low-profile, useful, networked applications. You'll write asynchronous, non-blocking code using Node's style and patterns. You'll cluster and load balance your services with Node core features and third-party tools. You'll work with many protocols, creating RESTful web services, TCP socket clients and servers, and more.
Sams Teach Yourself Node.js in 24 Hours
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Node.js in 24 Hours will help you master the Node.js platform and use it to build server-side applications with extraordinary speed and scalability. Using this text’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll move from basic installation, configuration, and programming all the way through real-time messaging between browser and server, testing and deployment. Every lesson and case-study application builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.
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