Getting started with Node.js

Getting started with Node.js

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Whether or not you like javascript, node.js is becoming an serious contender for building highly interactive web applications. In three hours we'll look at the good, the bad and the ugly of programming in node, we'll review the nom ecosystem and we'll build a simple app and get it running to experience working with node directly.


Prerequisites: this is a hands on workshop, so you'll need to bring a laptop and either a power brick or enough battery power to run your laptop for the three hours. To save venue wifi, I'd also recommend installing node.js from here using the "install" button: http://nodejs.org/



  • What is node.js?
  • Why node?
  • Building a simple app
  • NPM
  • Building a simple app using express