Node.js v4.0.0 is here!

So we lived to see it. Node.js version 4 is here which means we have the latest V8, ES6 support and the latest security patches for our favorite tool! Well the previous statement cannot describe how much good things just happened. From the creation of Node.js, through the fork of IO.js, until finally the latest version and the merger happened and now the community has the word how Node.js will be shaped from now on.

I am personally very excited about that and I am currently going to test and update one of my Docker apps that installs and uses Node.js through NVM.

I am also expecting a lot of work on this major version and the patches and new features are coming sooner than later which makes it very interesting to use Node.js these days!


How To Use npm to Manage Node.js Packages on a Linux Server | DigitalOcean

You already used npm to install some node packages. Now it’s time to improve on that, get some new skills and start using it in a better way:

How To Use npm to Manage Node.js Packages on a Linux Server | DigitalOcean.

Your first app: node.js by Jim Schubert

I started reading the book “Your first app: node.js” by Jim Schubert.

It has a good amount of pages which I really like and teaches us how to create a whole application from installing Node.JS, using npm and adding modules, configure and use the server and client testing tools, building the client side, getting used with MongoDB, using JavaScript the clever way, improving our code on every chapter, to the very end when we will enjoy our completely finished app!

The software tools/libs we will get used to at the and are: Node.js, AngularJS, Express, MongoDB, Git, Bootstrap and more.
The book also has links to a priceless information connected to these tools and JavaScript.

I am at 1/3 of the book and already have learnt things about JavaScript that I would never find easily by myself.

Before that book I’ve started reading 2-3 other books but after some reading and waiting to get the knowledge of creating my own app I couldn’t do anything because I was like reading to random pieces of the documentation. Not that reading the documentation for a new language or framework is not necessary but it should be done after we have some knowledge about how to create an app with it(simple demos, examples) and then using the documentation to upgrade our skills and then write the app in an even better way.

On the book’s page you will find the “table of contents” and a free sample. The price is best too. Do not hesitate and check it now!