Rapid Prototyping and Scalable Deployment
Learn CoffeeScript programming with the three most popular web technologies around
CoffeeScript programming with jQuery, Rails, and Node.js will not only teach you the CoffeeScript language but also show you how it's being used by professional programmers with the latest web technologies. « less
Packed with practical recipes taking you from the basics to extending Node with your own modules. Create your own web server to see Node's features in action. Work with JSON, XML, web sockets, more » and make the most of asynchronous programming. « less
Although Node has a complete library of developer-contributed modules to automate server-side development, this book will show you how to program with Node on your own, so you truly understand the platform. Discover firsthand how well Node works as a web server, and how easy it is to learn and use. « less
Porting PHP to Node.js
If you're an experienced PHP developer, you already have a head start on learning how to write Node.js code. In this book, author Daniel Howard demonstrates the remarkable similarities between the two languages, and shows you how to port your entire PHP web application to Node.js. By comparing specific more » PHP features with their Node counterparts, you'll also discover how to refactor and improve existing PHP 4 or PHP 5 source code.
At the end, you'll have two fully functional codebases to provide to your users. You can update both of them simultaneously, using this book as a reference to important aspects of PHP and Node.js. « less
With this concise book, you'll learn the art of building hypermedia APIs that don't simply run on the Web, but that actually exist in the Web. You'll start with the general principles and technologies behind this architectural approach, and then dive hands-on into three fully-functional API examples.
Too more » many APIs rely on concepts rooted in desktop and local area network patterns that don't scale well - costly solutions that are difficult to maintain over time. This book shows system architects and web developers how to design and implement human- and machine-readable web services that remain stable and flexible as they scale. « less
New Open Source Tools for Location Data
Today's mobile devices have GPS and standard APIs to give you access to coordinates - but what can you do with that data? With this concise book, application developers learn how to work with location data quickly and easily, using Node.js, CouchDB, and other open source tools and libraries.