With NodeJS being a low-level platform, it is not a framework by itself. This leads us to a challenge of how we can organize code, parse requests, send back responses, use template engines, implement authentication, validation, connect to databases among other things without solving those problems by ourselves?
For many years now, NodeJS developers' choice of web framework is ExpressJS.
After taking this course, you can start mastering ExpressJS by building RESTful APIs for your single-page applications (powered by AngularJS, ReactJS, BackboneJS, or any other front-end framework). With ExpressJS, developers can easily organize their code (middleware pattern), add more functionality (npm modules), and configure the server (configuration over convention).
Moreover, Express is mature and very stable so that it's a default choice for small companies and large enterprises. Even more advanced frameworks, like Sails or Loopback, extend ExpressJS (i.e., they depend on Express). Therefore, learning ExpressJS first is a valuable investment, because you can apply the same skills and existing ExpressJS middleware to more advanced frameworks.
This course comes with series of lectures and practicum. The benefits of ExpressWorks course and practicum (ExpressWorks - the automated workshop) include:
- Get a basic understanding how Express works
- Build a few straightforward apps which introduce the core concepts
- Become confident enough to start building your own REST APIs for SPAs
- Become proficient enough to develop traditional web apps (server-side rendering)
- Spend time coding, not watching boring videos with hands-on automated workshop
- See the real code from an actual, large application built with ExpressJS, MongoDB/Mongoose, and BackboneJS — HackHall.
Start mastering Express.js now.
Two of Azat's books, Rapid Prototyping with JS and Express.js Guide, were best-sellers on Amazon in their category!
Azat published multiple top selling video courses on Udemy before shifting his focus on growing Node University and providing FREE quality education in tech and IT. One of his courses has over 7,500 students and 4.2/5 star average!
In 2016 alone, Azat spoke at over a dozen of tech conferences including JSConf Iceland, Node Summit, Node Interactive Europe, Node Interactive America, ConFoo, ForwardJS, All Things Open, Great Wide Open and many others.
Azat Mardan speaking at Node Interactive Europe 2016
In his spare time, Azat writes about tech on Webapplog.com, speaks at conferences and contributes to open-source. Before becoming an expert in Node.js, Azat finished his Master’s in Information Systems Technology; and worked at U.S. federal government agencies, small startups and big corporations with various technologies such as Java, SQL, PHP, Ruby, etc.
Azat is passionate about technology and finance, as well as new disruptive ways of educating and empowering people.
Azat spoke at over two dozen tech conferences including Node Interactive, JSConf, All Things Open, NationJS, ForwardJS, HolyJS, NDC, ConFoo, QCon, GDG DevFest, etc. and shared a platform with dev celebrities such as Douglas Crockford, Christian Heilmann, Jeff Atwood, Dan Shaw, Mikeal Rogers, John Papa, Axel Rauschmayer, Kyle Simpso, Samer Buna, James Halliday, Maxwell Ogden, Rey Bango and others.
Azat worked in the same teams with prominent tech people such as Raquel Vélez (first engineer at npm), Jim Jagielski (founder of Apache Foundation), Mitch Pirtle (co-founder of Joomla!).
Websites and Social Media
- Website: http://azat.co
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/azatm
- Professional Blog: http://webapplog.com/
- Publications (books): http://webapplog.com/books