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Node Toolchain

Everything you need to know to start work and stay productive with Node

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This short and easy course will give you most of what you need to be a productive and effective Node developer. This course will explain what tools and libraries to use and link to them. Faster than you can finish an average dinner, you'll know and use the best setup which will make you enjoy Node even more.

If you are experienced developer who is a newbie (new person) to Node, then this course is exactly for you and it will clear any doubt about what to use to get started on your Node development journey.


Class Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Azat Mardan
Azat Mardan

Azat is a Technology Fellow at Capital One, and a JavaScript/Node.js expert with several online courses and 12 books published on the topic, including best-sellers React Quickly (Manning, 2017), Full Stack JavaScript (Apress, 2015), Practical Node.js (Apress, 2014) and Pro Express.js (Apress, 2014).

Two of Azat's books, Rapid Prototyping with JS and Express.js Guide, were best-sellers on Amazon in their category!

Two of Azat's books, Rapid Prototyping with JS and Express.js Guide, are best-sellers on Amazon

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!

Azat's course Node Program was the top Node course on Udemy

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

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 Mardan speaking at the Great Wide Open 2016 conference

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!).

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