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Beginning Node.js by Basarat Ali Syed

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CHAPTER 3

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Core Node.js

Node.js ships with a number of built-in modules that provide a core set of features we can build upon. In this chapter, we will show the important parts of Node.js that every serious developer should be familiar with. The great thing about Node.js is that it is quite possible for the average developer to be completely aware of exactly how everything functions.

To successfully deliver large applications and work in sizable teams, we need a way of encapsulating complexity. JavaScript was originally designed to be read from top to bottom in a simplistic manner by a web browser, and files were loaded using <script> tags. As ...

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