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What Is Node? Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 1357 KB
  • Print Length: 25 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (July 13, 2011)
  • Publication Date: July 13, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ISQ7JC
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Abhinav Agarwal VINE VOICE on September 5, 2011
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Node.js, or simply "Node", is a server-side solution for running JavaScript (it by itself is NOT JavaScript; "in fact Node is a C program" that you feed JavaScript), and in particular, for receiving and responding to HTTP requests. ... and is "concerned with network programming and server-side request/response processing."

For getting started, the book(let) includes the code for a basic "Hello World" program, and links to download Node from nodejs.org. There is an example and description of using JSON with Node, the evils in eval() in Node, and how to get past the evils (like use JSON.parse() )

Given that this is a short book; 18 pages including the cover, TOC, and other blank pages, where does this leave you?
Well, if you are a Node programmer, then this book offers nothing.
If you want to get started with Node, then there are other, more detailed books out there.
If you are a non-programmer, do not have the time or inclination to delve into a 300 page book, but still want to know at least **something** about Node, no matter how basic that may be, then, well, this book may be for you. You could get information on Node from a lot of technical websites out there, so spending $$ on this book may not be a good idea, in my opinion. What does make this book a bargain is the fact that it is free.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Francisco Fernández on October 3, 2013
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Very good introduction that goes just to the meat. A few well chosen examples that gives an excellent peek into node.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Castmart on August 8, 2013
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This kind of books are great to me because sometimes you don't want to get involve in the whole topic but instead, know a general point of view.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Earl W. Damron on December 2, 2013
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I'm in the process of getting up to speed on the plethora of Web-related tools and technologies after YEARS of desktop application development. I've been reading up on several "hefty" technologies (e.g., ASP.NET MVC), and keep coming across small references to Node. I went in search of something that would give me an absolute "crash course" on Node so I could continue my heavier reading a little more informed and comfortable in my new landscape. "What Is Node" totally lived up to its reputation, delivering a quick but significant understanding of Node is only about 45 minutes (and that's WITH kids, lots of loud noises, and a glass of wine to bring the day to an end).

I wasn't looking for perfect or exhaustive. I was looking for the ability to understand where "Node.js" would fit in a conversation with colleagues, and "What Is Node" delivered.
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This is a great quick read, with a great dose of objectivity, of an important technology. The title's question is answered quite well!

There's a great explanation of the round-trip JSON problem plus converters (small events), and I liked the "medium-event" perspective regarding the web. At the same time, McLaughlin warns us about "inertia of familiarity" (aka functional fixedness), which is all too common in IT (probably because of the complexity of solutions and the effort involved in learning how to use the latest "hammer.") Not all web servers should be run with node.js (and not all forms should be submitted with ajax, etc.). If you visit the MEANJS web site, you won't get this perspective and you could be taking a huge risk.

We need more books with this kind of professional engineering perspective (strengths and weaknesses).
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This book offers a decent primer on Node.js theory and suggests how Node might play a part in the ongoing paradigm shift toward a more responsive, interactive front-end web sites. If you're looking for a "how to write Node.js code" book, this is not it, but if you want a quick read on an emerging web technology and how you might implement it, this book is worth a look. It's free and only takes about a hour to read, so why not?
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It's an essay, not a book, or perhaps the introduction to a book. As far as an explanation goes, it's not good. It's unnecessarily simplistic, with way too much hand holding for "non-coders." Who is going to want to read this? Non-coders? I doubt it. There are mistakes. The truth is it's a free give away on a hot topic. McLaughlin is building download numbers to establish credibility without have to do any work, a gambit that will, regrettably, probably work.
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By Ata on March 7, 2015
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It is a brilliant piece of introduction to node. I received a job offer for working with node and I did not have any idea about it, I was a little skeptical, until I read this , and I am definitely going for that interview. It is also great for project managers and bosses who are considering introducing node into their work space. This book does not tell you how to do node but rather why do node.
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