Node.js Books

Node.js Books

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The Node Beginner Book by Manuel Kiessling

  • This is a VERY strong starting point for those who have at least an intermediate level of Javascript know-how.
  • Great book to start learning Node.
  • If you are starting out with node JS I would recommend this book.
  • This is the only book that bothered to explain how JavaScript can use functions as a parameter.

Mastering Node.js by Sandro Pasquali

  • An excellent book on the internals of Node.js that covers almost EVERY aspect for producing scalable Network Servers.
  • It is well written and explains things well. I will say that this is the book that you want if you are trying to learn core Node.
  • This is a must have book for mastering theory(along with some practice) of Node.js.
  • I recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn NodeJS. The examples are relevant and up to date.
  • Like the title of the book suggests, if you're looking to dive deeper into node.js, this publication is an ideal companion – tackling more important and practical higher-level concepts.

Node: Up and Running by Tom Hughes-Croucher and Mike Wilson

  • It explains well the single-threaded event model and most architecture patterns.
  • Short and to the point introduction. Target demographic: novice to cursory knowledge of node and general network programming.
  • it covers the key principles and gotchas of the Node.js event driven programming model: perfect for an 'Up and Running' style book.
  • This book provides a very clear and concise introduction into getting yourself going with writing node applications.
  • It provides hands-on examples and clear descriptions to assist you as much as possible.
  • If you're looking for a practical approach to learning this, I would highly recommend this to start off with.

Node.js in Action by Mike Cantelon

  • Quite handy and helps to get a deeper understanding of the framework
  • It gradually pace through the complex topic and gives you a complete picture of nodejs. This is the book for anyone who is beginners /intermediate /expert
  • Provides a good overview for Nodejs. It is a good book to start with Nodejs.
  • It's good for beginners who already know something about node.

Smashing Node.js: JavaScript Everywhere by Guillermo Rauch

  • This is actually a well written book that is easy to follow.
  • This book gives good background on Node.js and details on why things are the way they are.
  • This book has been a great beginners look at Node.js with some of the ancillary connectors.
  • There's some good gems in here. If you are really new to programming, this book will be fine

Sams Teach Yourself Node.js in 24 Hours by George Ornbo

  • Overall this book makes for good reading
  • This book is fantastic. If you're new to NodeJS, and want to get up to speed quickly and build from there, this is the book
  • I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in node.
  • This was a great introduction to Node.js, and very thorough.
  • This book has done a good job in teaching me how to get going on Node.js

Node.js the Right Way: Practical, Server-Side JavaScript That Scale by Jim R. Wilson

  • This book really is the right way to get a fast start with modern server side JavaScript programming.
  • It goes far beyond the basic mechanics of JavaScript and Node and shows you what really goes into making a quality server-side application.
  • If you’re just getting started with Node, skip everything else––this is the only book you’ll need.
  • Node.js the Right Way is a great read that quickly demonstrates Node’s flexibility and power.
  • It’s perfect for any JavaScript developer who’s interested in exploring the world of server infrastructure.
  • Wilson delivers a comprehensive introduction that is detailed yet engaging.
  • This book is a fantastic way to explain Node. I even used some of Jim’s example code in a personal project (especially Chapter 7).

Node Web Development by David Herron

  • The book is fantastic and awesome for those like me who wish to learn extra about Node and go deeper.
  • This books exceeds my expectation, very complete and has a very complete demo about this technology, I recommend.
  • This book is a great step by step guide to get started with NodeJS in no time.
  • I found it very useful that it provides detailed information on how to install NodeJS on Windows, OS X, Linux, etc.
  • The book focuses on presenting NodeJS by building an actual application to which new features are added in every chapter.
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