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Practical Node.js: Building Real-World Scalable Web Apps by Azat Mardan

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Introduction

There are more and more books and online resources being published that cover Node.js basics (e.g., how-to’s of Hello World and simple apps). For the most part, these tutorials rely on core modules only or maybe one or two Node Package Manager (NPM) packages. This "sandbox" approach of tutorials is easy and doesn’t require many dependencies, but it can’t be further from the actual Node.js stack. This is especially true with Node.js, the core of which—by design—is kept lean and minimal. At the same time, the vast "userland" (i.e., NPM) provides an ecosystem of packages/modules to serve specific granular purposes. Therefore, there is a need to show effectively how Node.js is used in the industry and to have it all in one place—the ...

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