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Learning Express Web Application Development

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Course Description

Build powerful and modern web apps that run smoothly on the webserver with Express.js

About This Video

  • Use Express.js and get the best out of JavaScript to build robust server based web apps
  • Incorporate MongoDB, the blazingly fast document-based database into your applications
  • Impress your colleagues with production ready code through test-driven development
  • Use popular template libraries and CSS preprocessors to simplify your application development

In Detail

JavaScript is no longer limited to browsers! You can now build complete server-side web applications with Express.js. Developing web apps with Node will be faster and easier with the simple and straightforward Express framework.

    After taking this course, you will be able to:

    • This course will guide you through building a real-world web application using Node.js, Express, and MongoDB. You’ll start with using the Jade template library and Bootstrap framework to create clean and maintainable code for your app. You will then see how to put MongoDB to work, store data for your app, and incorporate best-practices such as modularization. You’ll go beyond the basics to include authentication, test-driven-development, and powerful time-saving tools to get the app ready for deploying. You will also explore CSS preprocessors and create RESTful services that make the best of MVC libraries and add that extra edge to your app.

    • After completing this series, you’ll be ready to start building and deploying web applications of your own.

    This course is for professionals within the following business functions:

    • Everyone is welcome in this course.

      1. Getting Started - 16 Minutes

        1. Installing Express.js and Command-line Tools
        2. A Special Note for Windows Users
        3. Bootstrapping Your First App
        4. What Just Happened? 
        5. Structure of an Express.js App
      2. Frontend Development - 21 Minutes

        1. Introducing the Jade Template Engine 
        2. Introducing Stylus
        3. Bootstrap with Jade and Stylus
        4. Public and Static Files
        5. Other Templating Options
      3. Planning Our Application - 14 Minutes

        1. Planning the Structure of Our Application
        2. Installing the Necessary Modules
        3. Creating Our Endpoints
      4. Creating Our User Interface - 14 Minutes

        1. Creating Our Application’s User Interface 
        2. Understanding Logic-less Templates
        3. Displaying Dynamic Data with Jade
      5. Automated Testing - 19 Minutes

        1. Why Automate Tests?
        2. Micro Testing/Unit Testing Versus Full Stack Testing
        3. Setting Up Test Tools
        4. Server-side JS Testing Versus Client-side JS Testing
      6. Storing Data in MongoDB - 17 Minutes

        1. Installing and Configuring MongoDB 
        2. Wiring Up Mongoose.js
        3. Creating Our Models
        4. Differences between MongoDB and a Relational Database
        5. Collecting Data
      7. Authenticating Users - 18 Minutes

        1. Adding Passport.js Authentication 
        2. Understanding Sessions 
        3. Using Facebook or Twitter for Authentication 
        4. New activity
      8. Deployment Options - 22 Minutes

        1. Deploying Your Application 
        2. Deploying Your App to the Cloud via Heroku 
        3. Considerations for Deploying Your App to Traditional Servers 
      9. Final Thoughts - 11 Minutes

        1. Custom Modules
        2. Opinionated MVC Framework – Sails.js 
        3. Popular Blogging Tool – Ghost 
        4. Client-side MVC Tools 
        5. for WebSocket Connections
        6. Wrap-up 

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