Node.js Training Course – Intro to Node.js

Node.js Training: Course Description

Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC & Private On-Site

Course Overview:

7 Reasons You Should Be Using Node.js

ThinkBIG’s Intro to Node.js training course is a two-day hands-on class designed to demonstrate the power and flexibility of the Node.js platform. This course is a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises that provide practical real-world experience.

Since its introduction in 2009, Node.js has become one of the go-to platforms from developing everything for massively scaleable real-time enterprise web applications to automating Internet of Things embedded devices. Because it is written in JavaScript, the most popular and widely used programming language in the world, and has more than 200,000 publicly available opensource packages in its module ecosystem, developing Node.js applications increases developer productivity and reduces infrastructure costs. In our Intro to Node.js training course, students will learn:

The fundamentals of asynchronous server-side JavaScript
Node.js standard library including Streams, Buffers and HTTP servers
How to create, deploy and distribute Node.js applications
Workflow automation with Gulp and Grunt task runners
Interacting with NoSQL databases like MongoDB and Redis
The basics of building a real-time web application in the Express.JS framework

Locations for Intro to Node.js Training Course:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Intro to Node.js Training Course:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Prerequisites for Attending Intro to Node.js Training Course:

Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications, files, as well as navigate to other folders.

To participate in the hands-on code demos, students should have a basic working knowledge web browsers. Previous experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery is helpful, but students without programming backgrounds still will be able to follow along and run sample code.

Job Roles That Use Node.js:

Web developers
DevOps engineers
Data Scientists
Game developers

Projects That Use Node.js:

Websites and web applications
RESTful APIs and other data microservices
Robotics, physical computing and Internet of Things devices

Intro to Node.js Training Course Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

Related Training and Certification Courses:

HTML5 Intro
HTML5 Advanced
JavaScript/jQuery Intro
JavaScript/jQuery Advanced
Cross Platform Mobile App Development
Designing Websites with Bootstrap

Node.js Training: Course Outline

1. What Is Node.js?

Introduction to Node.js

Installing Node.js two ways

2. Why Node.js?

A brief history of the World Wide Web

The evolution of JavaScript for 1994 to present

Requirements of modern web applications

The road to Node through Ruby on Rails

Understanding the problems Node.JS aims to solve

3. A Crash Course in JavaScript

Datatypes: The building blocks of an application

Functions: Getting stuff done

Control structures

Understanding objects and object-oriented programming


Synchronous and asynchronous programming

4. The Node.js Runtime

“Hello, world!” writing your first program

JavaScript in the browser vs. the server

Visualizing the heap, the stack and the event loop

Understanding callbacks

Handling errors

5. Understanding Modules

Dependency management 101

Common.JS and EMCA 2016 imports

Defining a program with package.json

Versioning with SemVer 2.0

6. Using npm

Node vs. npm

Defining your own module with npm

Writing scripts

Managing dependencies with npm

Sharing your module

7. The Node.js Standard library

Understanding the API documentation

The process and global objects

Accessing the filesystem

Using Streams

Manipulating data with Buffers

Creating an HTTP server

8. Event-based Programming

What is an event?

Listening for an event

Event-based I/O

Defining your own events

9. Extending Node.js With C++ Add-ons

Transcending JavaScript with Node

Using node-gyp to compile and run an extension

10. Designing Your Application

Getting out out “callback hell”

Control flow with async.js

Using ECMA 2016 Promises

The road ahead: EMCA 2017 async/await

11. Task Runners

Workflow automation

Introduction to Grunt

Introduction to Gulp

12. NoSQL Databases

Relational vs. non-relational databases

Using MongoDB in Node

Using Redis in Node

13. Building an Express web application

What is a web app?

Configuring Express

Understanding routers

Using data to create dynamic views

Sockets and real-time communication

14. Deploying Your Application

Installing an application on a live server

Running multiple node apps as microservices

We have instructors ready to teach this class, but we do not currently offer it on our open enrollment schedule. If you are interested in this class, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly about your training options!