Learn Node.js

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

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  • Skill level

    Intermediate
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 7 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    2 courses

About this course

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.

Syllabus

4 lessons • 2 projects • 3 quizzes
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Hands-on learning

Don’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
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Meet the creator of the course
Jiwon Shin
Senior Curriculum Developer at Codecademy
Jiwon is a Senior Curriculum Developer at Codecademy. She has created courses across the web development catalog on languages such as JavaScript, PHP, and CSS, frameworks like React and Node.js, and the Front-End Engineer Career Path. She also created courses on p5.js, build tools, and Intro to UI and UX Design.

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Frequently asked questions about Node.js

  • Node.js is an open-source, server-side runtime environment. It’s cross-platform, so you can run it on Windows, macOS, and Linux, and it uses the JavaScript programming language.