Learn Node.js


Why Learn Node.js?

JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages. The powerful Node.js runtime environment has been ranked the technology most commonly used by professional developers. Node.js is an event-driven JavaScript runtime. Node has myriad potential uses for JavaScript development including being a great environment for building efficient network applications.

Take-Away Skills

This course is a great introduction to the concepts of server-side web development. You’ll learn the different parts that make up the back-end of a website or web application, and you’ll gain familiarity with the Node.js runtime environment. After this course, you’ll be set up to explore popular Node frameworks like Express.js to build powerful applications.

Note on Prerequisites:

A strong foundation in JavaScript is a prerequisite for this course. Previous experience with asynchronous JavaScript and HTML would be helpful but isn’t mandatory.

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  1. 1
    A brief overview of what you will learn in the Learn Node.js course.
  2. 2
    Explore the building blocks of back-end web architecture and the components of writing the server-side logic for web applications.
  3. 3
    Learn the powerful and flexible JavaScript runtime, Node.js.
  4. 4
    Learn the Node.js built-in modules essential for back-end programming.
  5. 5
    Learn how to set up an HTTP server with Node.js.

What you'll create

Portfolio projects that showcase your new skills

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How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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I know from first-hand experience that you can go in knowing zero, nothing, and just get a grasp on everything as you go and start building right away.

Course Description

Learn about the different components of a web application’s back-end and explore the Node.js JavaScript runtime environment.


Earn a certificate of completion
7 hours to complete in total

A brief overview of what you will learn in the Learn Node.js course.

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1 lesson, 1 article, 1 project, 1 quiz

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