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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (April 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471628442
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471628443
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.2 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #824,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This writing is clear, concise and enjoyable read.
Kevin Lau
This may be slow and burdensome to the programming elite out there; For the beginner it will be very welcomed.
Gregory Oladipo
I seem to be exactly the type of person that the author was aiming this book at.
Patrick

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Stokes on June 6, 2012
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This 'book' is not really a book but a tutorial on how to make a very limited web server using Node. For how to get up and running he just gives you a link to the node website and says 'come back when you're up and running'.

It seems like the author just made notes about his own experiments with Node and then cleaned it up.

The tutorial is well written and there is good information in it. You do not even have to know javascript to follow the examples and succeed. I did everything up until the last part with Formidable.

I would give this 5 stars if it cost $1, but it really isn't worth $8.99 for a 50 page tutorial on how to write one tiny Node server.

In summary, it is a great tutorial for making a little tiny webserver using node with no prior javascript or node knowledge, and if you don't mind spending $9 for around 50 pages, then I recommend it. Although the content is terrific, the amount of material is laughably small. Calling this a 'book' is misleading.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Oladipo on May 12, 2013
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The author is humble, amusing, and gives you what the title describes. It gets 5 stars for accomplishing its purposes.

Price:
I think I bought it for 8 US Dollars. You spend that type of money at McDonalds or at any fast food restaurant. You get more for your buck here...and you are what you read.

Cons:
I wish he explained more about HTTP and about ready states. But this is not a book about understanding HTTP servers in depth. Its learning how to use Node to serve pages.

Pros:
This is a VERY strong starting point for those who have at least an intermediate level of Javascript know-how. What you will get is theory as to how to distribute logic of a Node application so that you can have a good foundation for creating your own server application.

Code fills these pages and the author never assumes that you will remember the code. He reprints it on every change. This may be slow and burdensome to the programming elite out there; For the beginner it will be very welcomed. After reading this book do get PROFESSIONAL NODE.js: Building Javascript Based Scalable Software by PEDRO TEIXEIRA to become a master. I then would advise you to learn MongoDB for a NoMySQL database and then Angular for your front-end wizardry.

Overall:
Overall get this book if you need step by step. Get this book for a reader away from the computer. Its a small book. So I'd advise getting a digital version.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jordan Scales on February 16, 2012
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This is definitely one of the nicest experiences I've had with learning a new framework. Usually, I'm forced to sort through documentation for something I still don't really GET. The author made a valiant effort to explain all of node.js's core features in a very approachable (and humble) manner. I am extremely impressed. I definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to get into node.js.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ricardo Azevedo Brandao on January 26, 2013
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Excellent book,
You get the concepts at same time you practice to see things happens.
Very good for beginners.
Great job of Manuel Kiessling
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Faraz Zahabian on October 26, 2011
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This book is a good starting point for node.js. it doesn't get into too much detail but give you an overview for the architecture and some examples on how to develop using various common platform in the Node. be aware that all the example assume that you have basic understing of Javascript syntax.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kensuke Nakai on August 9, 2013
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I am Japanese and I read this book to learn Node.js and English.

This book is very easy to understand Node.js because it does not refer Node's modules (such as Express, Mongoose, Socket.IO and so on) but Node.js itself. I will strongly recommend that people who want to know Node.js begin with this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By oprs on August 13, 2013
Format: Paperback
This short book will get you started with Node in no time.

Unlike so many others, which fail to qualify either as tutorials or as reference books, this one focuses on building one single web application from the ground up in the purest Node style, introducing new concepts and ideas along the way.

The author makes a remarkable effort in making you feel comfortable with Node. This is the quick reading you're looking for if, just like me, you like to get a taste of what a new language or framework has to offer before embarking in any serious endeavor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By calmchess on July 29, 2013
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A lot of people are complaining this book is too short but I find beauty in simplicity and consider this book an asset to my collection the code samples work and I'm not bogged down trying to read 600 pages. Thanks for the starter and stubs. Worth every penny

--calmchess
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