Developing Cloud Apps with Node.js and React


In a recent Stack Overflow survey, Node.js was used by about 50% of the developers who answered the survey, making it the most used server-side technology. Express ranked as the fourth most popular web technology overall, making it the most popular server-side web framework.

In this course, you will focus on Node.js and Express. Specifically, you will
– develop applications using asynchronous callbacks and promises
– create REST APIs and perform CRUD operations
– implement authentication and session management
Throughout the course, you will complete numerous hands-on labs to gain practical experience. At the end of the course, you will demonstrate your Node skills with a final project to build your portfolio.
This course will help you succeed as a back-end or full-stack developer. It suits those in IT looking to step up in their careers or new graduates seeking to establish their server-side skills. This course suits those who need to manage cloud-centric projects.
Note: This course requires knowledge of JavaScript and Git.

What you will learn

Introduction to Server-Side JavaScript

You may already be familiar with JavaScript, but did you know that there is a server-side JavaScript framework? Discover how developers use this powerful tool to develop rich, dynamic web applications. Get hands-on experience using Node.js to build your own simple web server. Explore how Node.js works by using callback functions and extend your Node.js applications by importing external modules.

Asynchronous I/O with Callback Programming

How can you optimize processor time with Node.js? Discover how Node.js operates in a non-blocking manner and how to handle the result from a network call. Explore the advantages of using anonymous callback functions. Use Node.js to parse JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data from a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) message.

Express Web Application Framework

When you use Node.js to build a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) server, you will discover that the default Node.js framework is low level. You can extend its features with third-party packages. Get hands-on experience by using the Express web application framework. Discover how to manage package dependencies. Create a web server that listens to incoming requests. Use routing, middleware, and template rendering to extend the Node.js framework and handle dynamic content.

Building a Rich Front-End Application using REACT & ES6

As you are becoming more proficient with JavaScript, you will find that it is a very dynamic language and looks different than the typical object-oriented languages. Now you will discover new features that make developing simpler and faster than older JavaScript capabilities. Explore how to access the React web framework user interface (UI) library and run a simple React application. Find ways to use React components and change their properties and states in a dynamic UI. You will use what you know about asynchronous calls to connect React to an external server.

What’s included