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RESTful Web API Design with Node.js by Valentin Bojinov

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Chapter 2. Getting Started with Node.js

In this chapter, you will gain your first real Node.js experience. We will start with installing Node.js, along with some modules that we will use throughout this book. Then, we will set up a development environment. I have chosen the Nodeclipse plugin tool for the well-known Eclipse IDE, which comes preinstalled within the Enide Developer Studio.

Next, we will create a workspace and start developing our first Node.js application. It will be a simple server processing incoming HTTP requests. Then we will go one step further, demonstrating how to modularize and test our JavaScript code. Finally, we will take a look at some cloud environment offerings that we can use to deploy our applications.

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