Learn Node.js and run your very own http server, ready to handle client requests, show HTML content and read from files! Thanks to its event-driven system, you’ll be able to handle multiple requests and not worry about the page load time. And don’t worry, this course assumes you have no prior knowledge of Node! So what exactly will you be learning to do?
What you’ll learn
This course is a great introduction to Node, going through the following topics:
- Installing Node.js
- What is the Node loop and how it works in order to perform non-blocking I/O operations
- Installing and using third-party packages so you can benefit from the ever growing Node community
- Requesting data from different API’s
- Displaying HTML content to the client
- Reading and handling CSV data
- Handling different client requests
- Reading from files
- Writing to files
The course is structured in mini-projects that build upon each other, starting with the basics. Let’s see what you’ll be able to do when you finish this course!
- The “Hello World ” test – Install and run your first server locally and learn to send data to the client
- Use node packages – You will be using Moment package to display information based on specific conditions
- Request data using APIs and display that data to the client – You will be requesting data from an actual website in JSON format and use it to display information
- Parse JSON data and display it in a HTML table
- Create CSS files and use them to format your table so that it’s easier to read
- Request CSV Data – You will again be requesting data from a live website in CSV format and use it to display that information to the client
- Parse CSV data and display it in a HTML table
- Handle multiple data types and parse them accordingly depending on their format! – You will handle multiple requests with both CSV and JSON data types
- Use the built in event-loop – add interval timers to request data at an interval of your choice so you’re sure your data is up to date
- Organize your code and keep it clean – exporting functions and importing them where you need to use them
- Create a server log file – useful to keep track of what your server is doing and a valuable debugging tool!