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Getting Your First Job As A Node.js Developer. Huseyin is one of the students that completed our "Job-Ready Node.js Developer" course and managed to secure a job as a Node.js developer shortly after that. In this interview, he shares his journey and experience with Talentbuddy. Can you please tell us a little bit about what you do now and the path you took to get here? I currently work as a full-stack JavaScript developer at Medocity - a virtual coordinated care platform that bridges the gap between the clinic & the patient’s home. Medocity's homepage We are building micro services with Node.js and Express.js and using MongoDB as a persistence layer. I have a background in .NET and a few months ago, I was looking for a way to move into the Node.js world. In the first two months, I tried to read couple of books about JavaScript and attended a few in-person workshops.

I then started searching for online resources to achieve my goal or to prepare for the next step. You have to be prepared to experience both disappointment and hope. Node.js for Beginners. Want a full-blown IDE for Node.js? You'll need a Windows machine... Microsoft has doubled down on its support for the Node.js server-side JavaScript framework with a new set of tools that turn Visual Studio into a full-fledged Node.js IDE. The Node.js Tools for Visual Studio (NTVS) have been in development as an open source project for around a year, but Wednesday's 1.0 release marks them ready for production use. The add-ons enable all the usual features developers expect from an IDE, including syntax highlighting, automatic formatting, brace matching, and so on. They even offer code completions, despite JavaScript being a loosely typed language. Microsoft's IntelliSense tech analyzes existing code to infer the correct types for variables before inserting the completions.

And of course, an IDE wouldn't be much without rich debugging capabilities – something Redmond engineer Sara Itani has been notably lacking in the Node.js community. The NTVS are available for download from Microsoft's CodePlex code hosting site, here. How to Install Node.js® and NPM on Windows. JavaScript is quickly becoming the go-to language for web developers. Front-end web developers use JavaScript to add user interface enhancements, add interactivity, and talk to back-end web services using AJAX. Web developers who work on the server-side are also flocking to JavaScript because of the efficiencies and speed offered by JavaScript’s event-driven, non-blocking nature. In fact, concentrating on JavaScript as your language of choice offers the opportunity to master a single language while still being able to develop “full-stack” web applications. The key to this server-side JavaScript revolution is Node.js® — a version of Chrome’s V8 JavaScript runtime engine — which makes it possible to run JavaScript on the server-side.

Node.js is also used for developing desktop applications and for deploying tools that make developing web sites simpler. In a previous article, I wrote about how to install Node.js® and, it’s companion, NPM on a Mac. Prerequisites Installation Overview Test it! Node.js Tutorial for Beginners - 4 - Handling Multiple Requests. Why You Should Learn Node.js Today. 7 Free E-Books and Tutorials for Learning and Mastering Node.js. OK, we won't bore you by telling you what Node.js is again or why it's so dang hot. You want to learn Node.js? There's no completely finished Node.js book out there that we're aware of.

But there's one complete book in rough draft form, two partial guides and several other great resources for learning Node.js. No more excuses: Try Node.js for $0.02 or less in just a few minutes No more excuses: Try Node.js for $0.02 or less in just a few minutes is a short tutorial from the developers of NowJS. It explains how to get a Node.js instance up and running in Amazon EC2. It's not meant to teach you how to use Node.js, just get you a working installation of it up quick. Up and Running With Node.js Up and Running with Node.js by Tom Hughes-Croucher hasn't been officially released yet, but O'Reilly Media has released a free text preview of the book as part of its Open Feedback Publishing System. Our previous coverage of the book is here. The Node Beginner Book Felix's Node.js Guide Mastering Node. Learn Node.js Completely and with Confidence.

Duration of Course: About 2 weeksPrerequisite: JavaScript knowledge of 5/10 This is the age of the JavaScript developer, and it will only get better, particularly because of the widespread adoption of HTML5; the abandonment of Flash; the ubiquity of mobile devices; the recent rise of Meteor.js; and the popularity, stability, and robustness of Node.js, which allows developers to use JavaScript on the server. Our Career Paths and Courses Website Is Now Live New UPDATE: June 8, 2015 Enrollment for our Career Paths is well underway. Enroll now. The second cohort for Career Path 5: Modern Fullstack Developer is also full. Node.js, a revolutionary technology, is the immediate and near future of modern web application development with JavaScript as the sole server-side language. Why Learn Node.js JavaScript is the language of the web today and unquestionably for the near future because there is no known alternative to JavaScript in the works.

Resources Be good. The Node Beginner Book » A comprehensive Node.js tutorial. How much time does one need to learn Node.js and AngularJS? - Quora. What is Node.js? Node.js. It’s the latest in a long line of “Are you cool enough to use me?” Programming languages, APIs, and toolkits. In that sense, it lands squarely in the tradition of Rails, and Ajax, and Hadoop, and even to some degree iPhone programming and HTML5. Go to a big technical conference, and you’ll almost certainly find a few talks on Node.js, although most will fly far over the head of the common mortal programmer.

Dig a little deeper, and you’ll hear that Node.js (or, as it’s more briefly called by many, simply “Node”) is a server-side solution for JavaScript, and in particular, for receiving and responding to HTTP requests. If that doesn’t completely boggle your mind, by the time the conversation heats up with discussion of ports, sockets, and threads, you’ll tend to glaze over. Is this really JavaScript? The good news is that you’re hearing (and thinking) about the right things. A warning to the Node experts out there Node: A few basic examples Skipping hello world . Click to enlarge. Node.js Tutorials: From Zero to Hero with Nodejs. What is Node.js Exactly? - a beginners introduction to Nodejs. Why Use Node.js? A Comprehensive Tutorial with Examples. Introduction JavaScript’s rising popularity has brought with it a lot of changes, and the face of web development today is dramatically different.

The things that we can do on the web nowadays with JavaScript running on the server, as well as in the browser, were hard to imagine just several years ago, or were encapsulated within sandboxed environments like Flash or Java Applets. Before digging into Node.js, you might want to read up on the benefits of using JavaScript across the stack which unifies the language and data format (JSON), allowing you to optimally reuse developer resources. As this is more a benefit of JavaScript than Node.js specifically, we won’t discuss it much here. As Wikipedia states: “Node.js is a packaged compilation of Google’s V8 JavaScript engine, the libuv platform abstraction layer, and a core library, which is itself primarily written in JavaScript.” In one sentence: Node.js shines in real-time web applications employing push technology over websockets. Pros: